Sports and Physical Activity
Sports are generally governed by some kind of unwritten code or traditions, that ensure fair play, prevent cheating, and leave honest judges with the records of the last best effort. In amateur sport, results of matches are generally announced, and for less popular sports, this data can be openly reported or announced in local sport news. But the governing bodies of most sports are also involved in setting standards of behavior and reporting information. The International Olympic committee for sports is heavily involved in regulating most sports around the world, especially football, bicycling, ice skating and swimming. Professional and college sports have their own unwritten rules and discipline that the players and teams to follow, but the major sports such as American football and basketball also have official rules that they follow themselves.
There are many different types of sports that fall into the realm of physical activity. For example, golf is a sport where skill is weighed against physical strength, and so the rules and discipline for golf can be very strict. Rugby is a game of skill, but also includes aspects of luck and strategy. And boxing is a sport of hand-to-hand combat, but the rules of boxing and how it is officiated differ greatly from those of other sports. A relatively easy sport to understand, but the formal rules of boxing can get rather complicated, not to mention the legal problems that exist with it.
But there are many other forms of physical activities that fall under the umbrella of sports. Gymnastics are both examples of physical activities that are considered to be part of a sport. Though they may not involve any physical contact with the object of the game, gymnastic moves are performed to develop balance, flexibility and body composition, all of which are important qualities in competitive sports. Sports that do not require great athleticism include swimming, diving and tennis. Aerobic exercises and aerobic training are also common activities in sports that are not considered physically demanding.
While most sports are popular among teenagers, the idea of a ‘sport’ has evolved beyond that. Adults are now getting involved in more organized sports as well. Gymnastics, for example, is a very popular sport that is seen in most children’s birthday parties. Adults who participate in gymnastics may also use this sport as a way to keep physically fit, while promoting good body health at the same time.
Participation in organized sports is generally seen as a good thing to do as it helps promote mental and physical health. But there are some drawbacks to being involved in competitive sports. In fencing for instance, fencing requires incredible physical strength and agility. If you compete in any other sport, you will be surprised by just how much more flexible you actually are. Fencing requires a lot of coordination as well.
Whether you are interested in participating in a particular sport or not, it is important that you develop the necessary skills in order to excel in that particular sport. If you are not gifted with physical dexterity, it is probably a good idea to avoid participating in sports that require extreme levels of physical dexterity. In the end, if you want to be a successful athlete, you have to have the skill set that will allow you to excel in the specific sport you are interested in.