Psychological Aspects of Physical Education and Sport (Hardcover)
Physical education is defined as the education related to the training of the body for improved development of the body and mind. It plays a crucial role in the achievement of optimal, positive emotional and mental benefits. The objectives of physical education encompass managing stress and anxiety, reducing depression, developing self-esteem, reducing juvenile delinquency, and character development. Physical exercise increases the levels of central nervous system neurotransmitters that help in reducing the effects of depression. Some of the notable psychosocial effects of regular physical activity and sports include enhanced self-esteem, improved competency, and increased intelligence and academic performance. Individuals that practice regular physical activity are also able to achieve better personal growth in terms of persistence, deeper self-reliance, commitment and motivation, and resourcefulness. This book includes some of the vital pieces of works being conducted across the world, on the effect of physical activity and sports on the psychological well-being of the individuals. It consists of contributions made by international experts. The book aims to equip students and experts with the advanced topics and upcoming concepts in this area of study.