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Due to the intricacies in present day society and the way of living, students nowadays are weaker than their older generations, both physically and emotionally. This gets reflected in their physical, emotional and mental health as well as their behavior and development which all the more calls for bestowing on recreations the importance that it deserves.
Coming to the point of including recreational activities in educational curriculum, it can be said that the present generation spends less of their time in natural surroundings leading to a weakening of senses both physiologically and psychologically. In fact, recreational activities in an educational set up will be academically more enriching for the student in many ways:.
It not only helps to gather knowledge but to use it ethically to lead a healthy and better life. It teaches one to think with reason and live with a more practical approach to life.
It also enhances ones all round development, thus helping to achieve success in ones endeavors. What is recreation? Mental Health : Mental health is essential for overall physical health. Recreational activities help manage stress.
It provides a chance to nurture oneself and provides a sense of balance and self-esteem, which can directly reduce anxiety and depression. There is also an increased motivation to learn as it can serve as a laboratory for application of contents learnt in classrooms teaching. It provides a channel for releasing tension and anxiety thus facilitating emotional stability and resilience.
Such activities help students to become more self-reliant, emphatic and self-disciplined.
Improved Quality of Life : People who make recreation a priority are more likely to feel satisfied with their lives overall, according to an American Recreation Coalition Study, Recreational activities help create a balance between academic pressures with physical and mental well-being. The effects of recreation are multifold.