At present, humanity is increasingly willing to avoid physical work in order to earn a living without straining. But a person forgets about the elementary movement – this is life. People working in a sedentary job lead a sedentary lifestyle, which leads to excess weight, fatigue and headaches, and sometimes to nervous breakdowns.
Everyone has long forgotten about the elementary warm-up and physical exercises, which can be given 15-20 minutes a day. Because for the proper functioning of the body you need a sufficient amount of movement. It is important to teach children to play physical exercise from the very birth. This contributes to the proper development of the child’s body, preventing a number of physical diseases. Please note that we have just started, and how many pluses in the direction of sports have already been said.
The history of the birth of this discipline
There are many origins of sports. Some argue that it appeared as a physical culture to maintain the aesthetics of the physical structure of the body, the latter thought that this was the entertainment of the rich, in which the poor participated in various dangerous competitions. Still others believed that competitions were an alternative to war. An excellent way was considered to resolve conflicts by holding competitions between the warring parties, whether it be a tribe or a country.
Physical culture is mentioned in all parts of the globe. Competitions existed in the Stone Age, as evidenced by the finds of archaeologists, mentions of historians. Even at that time, primitive people already competed among themselves in throwing stones, spears, running and even swimming. For many peoples in ancient times, competitions were only competitive in nature. But where exactly the sport originated is very difficult to say.
Olympic as an alternative to war
Since competitions resolved most disputes without war, the Olympic Games came to the rescue. They have become an excellent example that bloodshed can be avoided peacefully through sports competitions. During the games, wars stopped all over the earth.
I would like to mention gladiator fights. Initially, they were arranged at great celebrations, as a result, everything was turned up for the amusement of rich people. They were held in large arenas, which are similar to modern stadiums, only they are many times larger in size. animals were often used for such spectacular fights. Gladiators were mostly slaves and captives.
The ball is an integral part of the sport
A big breakthrough in the development of sports was the creation of the ball. The ball became a breakthrough for new types of sports disciplines. Initially, the ancient people worshiped him as an idol because he looked like the Sun.
In the modern world, most team are associated with this particular sports equipment. Without a ball, such games as football, basketball, volleyball, which are team games, do not take place. The ball can also be played alone or in pairs. An example of this are such sports games as golf, tennis, squash. In modern times, the ball game is the most common sport among children and adults.
The oldest sports in the world
One of the first sports is the archery case, which was discovered and used for environmental mining. The Egyptians, who used the bow in everyday life, were considered the pioneers of this discipline.
Running is one of the first sports on earth. It does not include any additional inventory or equipment. The beginning and its foundation, of course, cannot be determined, but it is known that people began to run about five million years ago. The first official competition was at the very first Olympiad in 776 BC. And now running has become an integral part of the sport and is present in almost every competition.
Gymnastics is also considered one of the oldest of this kind of activity. It originates from ancient Greece. It was there that she was used to train soldiers. At this time, this discipline began to actively develop and spread, and in the end, gymnastics was included in the list of disciplines at the Olympic Games. The first gymnastic exercises are considered with such equipment as bars, horizontal bars, stairs.
Greece and the first competitions
The ancient Greeks lived by training. When they had children, the boys were already considered athletes. From childhood, they were instilled with a lifestyle habitual for physical exertion. All who wished to participate in one or another competition exhausted themselves for at least a year to prepare.
By the way, the Greeks were among the first to have the opportunity to take a coach. Only the coach was considered not the one who is physically strong in one of the disciplines, but the person who won a prize in a certain discipline in past competitions, who knew all kinds of mistakes and preferences.
Almost all modern sports came to us from the ancient Greeks, but only a few of them have improved a little. For example, consider a rally. Previously, there were chariot races, but there was only one winner, since the principle of this competition was to eliminate competitors. In the past, the winners of certain competitions were always held in high esteem and equated with God.
They had a lot of privileges. One of them is free food. After victories, such people were put in high positions. But physical discipline should not be seen as an example of the ancient Greeks. Initially, it is phrased as entertainment for leisure. Physical discipline should be fun, not a stupid competition for the sake of an unattainable result.
As we see, it is an integral part of our modern life. To maintain a healthy body and fitness. On the one hand, it has a positive effect on our body, and on the other hand, it injures and even takes lives, but the main thing is not to overdo it. It has also been repeatedly proven that this exercise prolongs human life. In our time, the first sports have long evolved, and some have died out like dinosaurs.