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Exercise and Health Promotion in Sports Medicine

Published on Nov 08, 2022 and last reviewed on Nov 25, 2022   -  4 min read

Abstract

Fitness is important for sports, and exercise is the key to fitness. Read the article to learn about the benefits of exercise in an athlete's life.

What Is Exercise and Health Promotion in Sports Medicine?

A process that helps sports people (players, athletes) to be aware of physical training and its benefits. It helps people to modify their lifestyle for good with the help of exercise and proper training.

How Does Exercise Affect the Health of a Sports Person?

It is proven that routine exercise can prevent many disorders, such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. Any sport requires a fit and healthy body to perform better. For any sport, personal exercise is the key to fitness. Just adding exercise to the routine can change the quality of life, and anyone can feel stronger and healthier.

Regular exercise increases blood circulation throughout the body and helps in distributing oxygen and nutrition. It strengthens the cardiovascular system, to work, which decreases the chances of heart-related problems and hypertension. It helps in removing all the bad cholesterol, LDL (low-density lipid), and triglycerides from the arteries and body. Reduces the blood glucose level and also helps in food absorption. It boosts the energy level and helps in sports and any other activity. It reduces the chances of cancer, depression, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and obesity.

How to Promote Exercise In Sports Medicine?

It is well known that exercise has a positive impact on the body and health, but still, people do not incorporate exercise into their routines. Survey says that only 40 % of people in the world practice exercise on a daily basis, and around 60 % of people do not practice exercise.

Fitness should be the ultimate goal for a sportsperson so that they can perform better. Without training or any kind of physical activity, it is impossible to achieve fitness. Lack of awareness, lack of knowledge, limited access, or little or no interest in anything could be a reason for not doing exercises. Understanding and applying any kind of change needs effort. Exercise promotion in sports needs some advanced strategies; they are as follows-

Which Exercises Are Beneficial for Sports Medicine?

Exercises are not only for making the body fit; they also train the body to prevent overstretching or injuries while playing. Exercise should be planned in a way that can help in making the body healthy and add good effects on sports. A physically fit person can perform better than others. This is because exercise is the most important aspect of a healthy life. Exercises added to the sports medicine are listed below-

Cardio Exercises- According to a physical trainer, it is mandatory to do 150 minutes of exercise every week. Cardio includes low-intensity to high-intensity workouts. Plan small sets of exercises in the repetition of two to three.

Cardio includes-

  • High jump.

  • Running.

  • Skipping.

  • Burpees

  • Squats.

Resistance-Increasing Exercises- These exercises help in training every muscle of the body. These are strength-gaining exercises and also prevent muscle tearing during sports.

It includes-

  • Lunges.

  • Bicycle crunches.

  • Push-Ups.

Flexibility Increasing Exercises- Being a sportsperson, the flexibility of the body is very important. Without flexibility training, it is possible to rupture muscles during sports.

It includes-

  • Stretching.

  • Yoga.

  • Exercise for Motor Skills- These exercises involve balance and agility training. Again yoga practices are very useful in balance training. Thirty minutes of yoga each day is enough for significant changes.

How are Exercises Beneficial for Sports?

Along with fitness and good health, exercise also provides help in playing sports. The experience and the technique which come with the proper training and exercise play an important role in sports.

How exercise is good for sports are listed below-

  • Reduces the Stress Level- Being under stress is never a good idea for a sports person. Physical activity helps in the betterment of the mind and reduces stress. Exercise has a positive effect on the mind and gives a boost in confidence.

  • Increasing Muscle Strength- Always feeling tired or restless is not a sportsperson quality. Regular exercises remove lethargy and give a feeling of activity. Sports like football, cricket, and hockey need a lot of stamina and strength. The practice of exercises provides strength to the muscles, which eventually helps sports people on the field.

  • Effect of Breathing Exercises- Breathing exercises provide great effects in swimming or sports, which involve running throughout the game. Long breathing practices prevent tiredness and lack of oxygen. People who are good with breathing practice can run and swim for a longer time.

  • Effects of Flexibility Exercises- Every sport that involves physical activity requires flexibility. People who are not flexible are mostly not able to perform well. Sports like gymnastics, volleyball, dancing, and swimming require a flexible body.

  • Effects of Balancing Exercise- Balance training plays an important role in almost every sport that involves footwork. It provides control over the body and helps in performance. These exercises improve stability.

Conclusion-

Exercise and health promotion are all about the well-being of a sportsperson. Making exercise a part of life and being fit is the need of a sports person. It is seen that players who are physically fit play for a longer period and give good performances. Staying away from every uninvited disease, and being fit, both of these things are possible with the help of physical activity. Right knowledge and awareness about this program will help every sports person and general person. From ancient times people have been practicing yoga and doing physical training to increase their quality of life, and this is the reason why they live a long and disease-free life. Doing 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week or 75 minutes of high-intensity cardio will give you a stronger immune system.

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Frequently Asked Questions


1.

What Is the Role of Exercise in Health Promotion?

Exercise is any activity that maintains and enhances an individual's physical fitness, wellness, and overall health. It improves growth, strength, health, muscle tone, weight management, and enjoyment. The amount of exercise depends upon the goal and age of a person.

2.

How Does Sports Promote Fitness And Health?

Sports consist of various activities that are structured and planned that improve or maintain physical functioning. Participating in various physical sports has helped reduce the risk of anxiety and depression. The key to stay active is to choose an activity that is enjoyable and can be accommodated into the daily routine. Sports help to enhance flexibility, mobility, and balance in an individual life. It often boosts the mood and increases self-confidence in a person.

3.

Why Is It Crucial for Discipline of Exercise or Sports Medicine Work Together?

Sports and exercise are great for physical and mental health. Sports medicine helps players and athletes be aware of the correct method of physical training, and its benefits. Sports medicine helps with understanding injury and helps athletes and sports people to modify their workouts, lifestyle with the help of exercise and proper training to perform better.

4.

What Is the Role of Sports Medicine in Physical, Health Education, and Sports Sciences?

Along with fitness and good health, exercise also provides help in playing sports. The experience and the technique which come with the proper training and exercise play an important role in sports. Sports medicine in physical, health education, and sports sciences also help maintain the mental health of a person.

5.

What Are the 10 Benefits of Physical Activities and Sports?

Physical activities and sports help reduce the risk of various non-communicable diseases. Exercise has resulted and shown to provide benefits such as:
- Risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and certain types of cancers are reduced.
- Prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis (a condition where bone becomes brittle and weak).
- They reduce the complication of immobility.
- They reduce the risk of accidental falls.
- They improve mental function and reduce stress and anxiety.
- They help to improve strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance.
- They help in weight management.
-They improve the sleep cycle and quality.
- They help to improve bone health.
- They help to boost the mood and increase self-confidence.

6.

What Are the Various 20 Benefits Of Exercise?

The various benefits of exercise are as follows:
- Physical activity can potentially reduce health concerns related to aging, decreased muscle tone, and reduced bone density. 
- Exercise can reduce the risk of hypertension, heart disease, depression, diabetes, and stroke.
- They help bones and muscles stay strong. They are helpful in increasing bone density and reducing the risk of osteoporosis. 
- It helps to improve strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance.
- It improves the sleep cycle and quality.
- It helps in elevating the mood
- It improves the physical appearance of a person.
- It helps in increasing the disease resistance of a person.
- It helps to raise the heart rate and increases the breathing rate.
- It helps to improve balance.
- It helps in weight management.
- It increases the chances of living longer.
- Increases blood circulation in the body.
- It increases the energy level of a person.
- It helps in increasing the memory of a person.
- It promotes better sex life.
- It helps in treating depression.
- It helps in the weight loss of a person.
- It reduces the risk of developing cancer.
- It helps in maintaining the essential functions of hormones.

7.

What Is the Importance of Sports Medicine?

The aim of sports medicine is to sustain, maintain, and at times regain physical fitness, i.e., adaptability to stress, mental and physical. The main functions of sports medicine are educative, promotive, recreational, formative, therapeutic and competitive, and rehabilitative in nature.

8.

Why Is Exercise In Sports Medicine Important?

Exercise is very important in the growing as well as older age. Physical activity can potentially reduce health concerns related to aging, decreased muscle tone, and reduced bone density. Exercise can reduce the risk of hypertension, heart disease, depression, diabetes, stroke, and breast cancer. Exercise is considered safe for almost everyone.

9.

What Are the Main Roles of Exercise And Sports Psychologists?

Exercise and sports psychologist helps in enhancing performance. Various mental strategies, such as relaxation, self-talk, and visualization techniques, help athletes achieve their full potential and overcome obstacles.

10.

What Are the Six Various Components Of Sports Medicine?

Agility, cardiorespiratory endurance, body composition, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility are six components of sports medicine. The main functions of sports medicine are educative, recreative, formative, rehabilitative, competitive, and therapeutic in nature.

11.

What Is the Further Scope of Sports Medicine In Physical Education?

The scope of sports medicine is emerging day by day. It is an area that involves researchers, educators, and healthcare professionals from a variety of disciplines. Apart from prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries, sports medicine also looks after many healthcare areas.

12.

Why Promotion of An Active Lifestyle Is Important?

An active lifestyle helps improve health and reduce risk of developing various diseases. It can have immediate and long-term health benefits. Regular physical activity and exercise can improve quality of life.

13.

What Is The Difference Between Exercise And Physical Fitness?

The exercise consists of physical activity that is planned, repetitive and structured. Its intermediate objective is maintenance or improvement of physical fitness. Physical fitness consists of a set of attributes that are either health- or skill-related.

14.

What Are Examples Of Sports Medicine?

Exercises added to the sports medicine are listed below:
- Cardio Exercises - According to a physical trainer, it is mandatory to do 150 minutes of exercise every week. Cardio includes low-intensity to high-intensity workouts. Plan small sets of exercises in the repetition of two to three.
- Resistance-Increasing Exercises - These exercises help in training every muscle of the body. These promote strength-gaining and also prevent muscle tearing during sports.
- Flexibility Increasing Exercises - Being a sportsperson, the flexibility of the body is very important. Without flexibility training, it is possible to rupture muscles during sports.
- Exercise for Motor Skills - These exercises involve balance and agility training. Again yoga practices are very useful in balance training. Thirty minutes of yoga each day is enough for significant changes.

15.

How Important Is Sports Psychology And Exercise?

Exercise and sports psychology are all about well-being of a sportsperson. Making exercise a part of life and being fit is a requirment that a sports person must meet. It is seen that players who are physically fit play for a longer period and perform better.

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