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Importance of Physical Fitness and Cognitive Abilities for Sports Achievement | Original Article

Krishnaveni .*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


A sport is an imperative part of Indian entertainment culture and tradition & several sports being played in India. Popularity of a particular sport means how many people are watching that sports. Education does not cater merely to the educational progress of a student, but looks to the overall growth of an individual personality. Physical Education is divine art. It enhances focusing and challenging spirit. Sports create a sense of unity and has no religion, but for oneness, brotherhood and sense of belonging. Physical education is treated as supplement to the learner's appearing value system. Physical activity also keeps a person in shape so one can enjoy leisure activities and safely perform work and home tasks. It offers good mental and social benefits as well. This paper envisages the recent sports achievements in India and also given the importance of physical fitness and cognitive abilities of an individual and also for a sportsperson to achieve their performance. A sport is important for physical as well as psychological development of sportsperson and it is very important for his cognitive and psychological development. Sports provide a channel for the expression of the intelligence, perception and cognitive abilities through motor activity. Intelligence, perceptual and cognitive training programmes will give potential benefits for any sportsperson.