from peers and adults (ibid). Better attitude to wards authority figures (ibid). Be with friends
and make new ones (ibid). Increased self-esteam and self confidence (ibid). Boost immune
system (“physical benefits”). Healthier body image (ibid). Develop strong muscles (ibid). Lower
blood pressure (ibid). Help relieve stress (“personal benefits”). Increase self discipline (ibid).
Experience success, such as winning (ibid). Learn to deal with disappointment, such losing
(ibid). Learn healthy habits, like staging fi (ibid). Perform better in school, less likely to drop
out,less likely to smoke (“kids who play sport usually”). Play soccer is good for footwork and
foot speed (“why play sports ?”). Play baseball is good for eye-hand coordination (ibid). Play
football is good for agility (ibid). play tennis is good for the shoulder movement (ibid). Play
basketball is good for quickness (ibid). Play track and field is good for the coordination and
technique (ibid). play cross country is good for endurance (ibid). If you’re good enough, you can
play for money (ibid).
Few other activities match running’s physical benefits per minute of activity. You can
accomplish maximum work in minimum time (Brown & Henderson 5).Running is a relatively
cheap activity (5). Everyone is welcome you can share the same race starting line with the best
runners in the world (5). It can be either a social or a solitary activity. The choice is yours, and
it can vary day to day (5). Running is an incomplete exercise. It develops a specialized set of
muscles at the expense of others. It works best in combination with other supplementary strength
and flexibility exercises (6). We’ve compiled a scorecard on running, rating its benefits in five
aspect of physical fitness (7). Running receives a high mark for benefits in body composition. It
is a calorie burner par excellence, increased blood supply means stronger ligaments and
tendons in the lower body (7). Running again receives highest marks for circulatory system (7).
Running doesn’t give your muscles much of a stretch (8). Runners develop the ability to with
stand long periods of work. Running increases the muscle’s energy-producing ability,
particularly in the lower body (8). Running increases muscle protein, which leads to stronger
The primary aim of yoga is to restore the to simplicity and peace, and free it form confusion and
distress (Iyengar 9). The practice of yoga aims to overcome the limitations of the body. Yoga
teaches as that the goal of every individuals life is to take the inner joumey to the soul. Yoga
offers both the goal and the means to reach it (10). The impact of yoga is never purely physical.
Asunas, if correctly practiced, bridge the divide between the physical and the mental spheres.
Yoga stems the feelings of pain, fatigue, doubt, confusion, indifference, laziness, self-delusion,
and despair that assail us from time to time (13). Yoga is an ancient art based on an extremely
subtle science, one of the body, mind, and soul. The prolonged practice of yoga will, in time,
lead the student to a sense of peace and a feeling of being at one with his or her environment
(14). Good health results from perfect communication between each part of the body and mind,
and when each cell communes with every other. Although yoga is essentially a spiritual science,
it leads to a sense of