Reasons for taking part in physical activity

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  • Reasons  for taking part in part in physical activity
    • Cooperation
      • working in groups helps improve teamwork and cooperation
      • e.g. netball, football, rugby and hockey
      • support for team mates
    • Competition
      • when competing, most focus on the sport and not their problems - stress relieving
    • Physical challenge
      • a seemingly impossible task, which when completed can be very satisfying
      • e.g. the London marathon
    • Aesthetic appreciation
      • for the beauty of the sport and movement
      • e.g. gymnastics or dance
    • Developing friendships and social mixing
      • get to know people, make new friends and develop lasting relationships


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