The Importance of Physical Education in Bangladesh


The Importance of Physical Education in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world. The country is not developed in Physical Education at all. There are a few government and private physical education colleges are providing Physical Education here. Furthermore, those colleges are given only Bachelor of Physical Education for limited number students. Most of the people are very poor and needy in the country, for this reason, they are not physically fit and healthy.  Only proper physical education can change the situation which offers peoples a chance to learn how to keep themselves healthy with life-long skills without expense money.

Bangladeshi peoples should maintain sound physical fitness to fostering real socio economic development. Our peoples need to be physically active to grow properly.  Regular physical activity increases our self-esteem, social development, weight control, stress management, plying skill development and academic performance ( Nieman, 2002).Physical education actively engages us to learn more skills and be more responsible for our body produce us to understand the importance of living healthy. Physical education is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. Physical education helps our peoples to maintain fitness, develop muscle strength, and increase our strength.

As a resident of Bangladesh, we need to create awareness about important health and nutrition issues. Physical education provides an excellent opportunity for all peoples to promote the benefits of healthy and nutritious food and cite the ill effects of junk food. Promoting sound eating practices and guidelines for nutrition are some of the very valuable lessons that can be taught through physical education. Physical education lessons about the importance of personal hygiene and importance of cleanliness. Thus the physical education help the peoples to know the important hygiene practices that must be practiced in order to maintain the health and well being throughout the life. In addition to this, the physical education also covers an important aspect that the children have to deal with at the age of puberty. Physical education also impart sex-education and hence help the peoples deal with their queries and doubts about the subject of sexuality.

Quality health and physical education programs can be life-changing for today’s young people in Bangladesh. Physical education can offer to our peoples a well-rounded opportunity to develop their bodies and minds to gain skills that will propel them to success in both the physical and other aspects in life. Quality physical education programs are needed to increase the physical competence, health-related fitness, self-responsibility and enjoyment of physical activity for all peoples in Bangladesh so that they can be physically active for a lifetime (Kamal,2010).

Physical education can influence moral development by improving right judgment mentality in our peoples. They have the opportunity to assume leadership, cooperate with others, question actions and regulations, and accept responsibility for their own behavior. Physical education instills a stronger sense of self-worth in children based on their mastery of skills and concepts in physical activity. They can become more confident, assertive, independent and self-controlled.

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