Department of Physical Education

Faulty Food Habits in Modern Time

Date :

23-Mar-2015

Resource Person :

Dr. Naseem Ahmed Khan, Assistant Professor, Mumtaz P.G. College, Lucknow

Summary:

Dr. Naseem Ahmed Khansaid that now a days faulty food habits are very common. In this modern time people live a busy life. They don’t have enough time to prepare meals or sit down to eat. Eating in the car or going through a fast food, becoming part of their eating habits. If people eating fast food, they are also likely consuming more fat and excessive calories. Further he told that eating large portions of food than the body needs is a common behaviour. For example if you are watching television, you might eat more. He also said, many people used to drink beer/alcohol to relieve stress. But it leads to greater weight gain. If someone wants to relieve stress, one can spend time in nature, meditation and talking with friends. In the continuation Dr. Naseem told that many doctors and nutritionists will tell repeatedly to avoid skipping meals. When you don’t eat regularly, your hunger increases and you may also experience drops in blood sugar level. Be sure to eat five times in a day with small quantity of food. He also acquainted that late night eating is also one of the bad habits. Night time eating often consists of snacking and excessive calories consumption. Therefore avoid such kind of faulty food habits to live fit and healthy.

Yoga and Health

Date :

11-Mar-2015

Resource Person :

Dr. Savita Singh, Assistant Professor, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Govt. Girls P.G. College, Lucknow

Summary:

Dr. Savita Singhsaid that yoga is the way of living life or art of living life. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines stretching exercises, controlled breathing and relaxation. Yoga has many styles, forms and intensities. Hatha yoga, in particular, may be a good choice for stress management. Hatha is one of the most common styles of yoga, and beginners may like its slower pace and easier movements. But most people can benefit from any style of yoga. It’s all about your personal preferences. She told about yoga poses, also called postures, are series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility. She also emphasized on breath controlling, an important part of yoga. In yoga, breath signifies your vital energy. Further Dr. Savita also acquainted that a number of studies have shown that yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety. It can enhance your mood and overall sense of well-being. Practising yoga can lead to improved balance, flexibility, range of motion and strength. And this means you are less likely to injure yourself in other physical endeavours or in daily activities. In the last, she said that yoga can help to reduce risk factors for chronic diseases such as heart disease and hypertension. Yoga might also help alleviate chronic conditions such as depression, pain and insomnia.

Religion and Sports

Date :

10-Mar-2015

Resource Person :

Sheikh Mohammad Naushad Alam Qasmi Noori, Editor of Wahdatulummah, Deoband, Saharanpur

Summary:

Sheikh M.N.A. Qasmi Noori highlighted that Islam emphasizes strongly on a healthy life. Now the question is whether Islam gives us any guidance regarding the physical fitness. Regarding the Seerah of the holy Prophet, we have many Ahadith that talk about the importance of physical fitness. The Prophet (SAW) emphasized a lot on the importance of sports. He used to arrange competitions for various sports such as Running on Feet Competition for Adults, Shooting Competition and Swimming Competition etc. Further Sheikh Noori told, regarding the physical exercises/sports there are some rules that organize these events. Firstly, a player should avoid missing obligatory worships. Secondly: A Muslim must cover his private parts while doing his physical exercises. Thirdly: A Muslim player should control his/her tongue from bad or abusive language. Fourthly: A Muslim must avoid using all kinds of harmful drugs with the intention of getting active and A Muslim must avoid those games that are dangerous for the athletic body or is life threatening for him or for others.

Physical Education and its Concept Regarding Health

Date :

09-Feb-2015

Resource Person :

Dr. Mohd. Tariq, Asst. Prof. Dept. of Physical Education, Lucknow University

Summary:

Dr. Tariq emphasized upon the increased relevance of physical education in today’s hectic life. He further added that people generally think that physical education is only concerned with different sports whereas these sports only form a small part of the physical education curriculum. Dr. Tariq discussed the common health problems faced by people in their day to day life.
Further he talked about the importance of various therapeutic exercises which form an important part of physical education but is not given much relevance. He revealed that these exercises work wonders even where prescribed medicines fail. Dr. Tariq further highlighted the various unknown and beneficial aspects of therapeutic exercises. He pointed out that we all perform several exercises during our daily routine. In his concluding remarks he pointed out that physical education teaches the art of living and makes an individual physically and mentally strong.

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