• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Health Benefits of Recreational Sport.

Extracts from this document...


´╗┐Andrew Dare Year 11 Sport and Recreational Recreational Sport Health Benefits Andrew Dare Year 11 ________________ Table of Contents 1.0 2.0 a) b) c) 3.0 3.1 Motivations: 3.2 Interests: 3.3 Common health issues: 4.0 5.0 6.0 Bibliography 1.0 People are encouraged to partake in regular physical activity. It is known that consistent physical activity can improve health and wellbeing and reduces the risk of illness and debility. Physical activity can also help to prevent and stop premature death. 2.0 a) There are many physical benefits to regular activity. It can prevent cardiovascular diseases, prevention and control of diabetes and improvement in posture. Regular activity can also help prevent osteoporosis along with building and maintaining healthy bones, muscles and joints. b) There are also social benefits to regular physical activity. These include the improvement in academic work. Many physically fit students recorded higher achievements dude to greater concentration levels. ...read more.


3.2 Interests: The interests of children who play sports may change as they grow. For example younger children are placed in low contact activities by parents to protect them as they grow. As the child gets older their interests in sport may change causing them to want a change in sport. An example of this is a child starting out playing soccer to develop hand eye co-ordination and basic co-ordination moving to rugby as he may have a higher interest in that sport. 3.3 Common health issues: Common health issues of this age group are diabetes, obesity, and healthy bone structure. Physical activity can help to prevent obesity because it provides consistent exercise for the child allowing them to stay at a healthy weight. Physical activity also helps to prevent and stop diabetes because it gives exercise allowing the child the best chance to avoid diabetes if exercise is done along with having a balanced healthy diet. ...read more.


5.0 These opportunities are readily accessible to all people in the community. The registration at East?s rugby union club costs around $250 dollars. This is not overly expensive for a child to receive playing equipments such as shorts jersey and playing socks. The facilities at Villanova College are open to all students who attend the college. This is somewhat inaccessible because the fees to enter the school may be more than some can afford. There however is the sporting program of the state school in Coorparoo, Coorparoo state high school. This allows all member of the community access to sporting facilities and programs. 6.0 The recreational opportunities for children ages 0 ? 17 in Coorparoo are very good. The community provides a lot of opportunities for the children to participate in physical activities such as rugby or AFL. The only improvement on these programs would be the price to participate in the activity. This is because some families may not have the financial stability to pay the registration cost for their child to participate in sport. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Exercise and Training section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Exercise and Training essays

  1. Training program - Rugby.

    to use including triceps, biceps, hamstrings, quadriceps, gastronomies, deltoids, latissimus dorsi and abdominal. I will hold each stretch for 8-10 seconds. THE WARM UP 1. Start with a little jogging this will gently raise your heart rate to about 120 beat/min 2.

  2. I have chosen Volleyball as my sporting activity for the personal exercise program. ...

    To see what stage my leg power is at I will use a normative table to evaluate my 1 rep max. * 1 Repetition Maximum Leg Press The reason I have chosen to use this test for testing leg power is that the leg press involves power to perform the exercise for 1 rep max.

  1. P.E.P. for rugby

    Considerations for next session The intensity of work load should remain the same, as well as the exercises on each station. However I feel the recovery between the stations could be reduced slightly, but between the circuits the activity should not be altered, as too many changes may be too

  2. Analysing and improving task for rugby

    Also at scrum-half, you can generally control the pace of the game, whether you think it to be better to try and get quick ball out to the backs, where they can beat an off-guard defense, or to keep the game moving slow and steady, in order to gain control of the game.

  1. Physical Activity & Sailing in Australian Society

    Diseases such as these are able to prevent those of an older age becoming more involved in physical activity. At a younger age it is also recognised that the body is able to tolerate more physical exertion to that of an older body which isn't as flexible as it once was.

  2. Preparation for Sport

    For my sport, which is football, the main fitness component which is needed is cardio respiratory. Cardio respiratory is the ability to exercise continuously without tiring. The more the oxygen can be transported around the body and the more the muscles can use this oxygen, the greater will be the level of aerobic endurance you have.

  1. Officiating in sport

    Even though many of the players would complain a lot about the judgments given he stayed calm and all the decisions where fair and unbiased and ensured that the players were kept safe from injury. Chris remained consistent with his decisions throughout the first half, dealing successfully with pressure from both players and spectators and remained calm thorough-out.

  2. Football requires health and skill related components. The health related components I require

    Muscular endurance- the ability of a muscle or a group of muscles to sustain frequent contractions against a resistance for an extensive period of time. Slow twitch muscles will make sure they will receive a rich supply of blood to allow the most efficient production of aerobic energy.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work