According to 7th Annual School Fitness Study,
2016, conducted by EduSports across 326 schools in 86 cities it is found that
one in every three children have low Body Mass Indexes (BMIs). Physical
education and fitness have a significant contribution in the performance of the
So it should not be neglected. It was found
that children were unable to sprint as they could have at their age due to the
lack of physical strength. It is also claimed that schools having more sports
sessions, better infrastructures and more physical activities, have a larger
number of students with better BMIs. The children have a growing body, so they
need to do good amount physical activities.
But it is found that students have no
adequate time and space to play. So it is important on the part of the school
to provide adequate resources and involve students in more physical activities.
In urban and semi-urban areas where students don’t find ample amount of time
and space to do various physical activities, school plays a pivotal role in
those cases. Furthermore, schools are encouraged to give ought most importance
to physical education.