PU initiates online fitness contest

Punjab University Department of Sports has initiated an online fitness contest to keep teachers, employees, and students of the university active and healthy.

In this regard, PU Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad had directed the Department of Sports to launch Stay Home, Stay Active campaign and engage university teachers, employees, and students in healthy activities at home and organize an online fitness contest for them.
Prof Niaz Ahmad said that a healthy body was necessary for a healthy mind, therefore, the university administration was providing a variety of online activities for mental well-being and good physical health of the people in the prevailing situation.

He said that people’s engagement in such activities would also contribute towards the betterment of the immune system among them.
Acting Director Sports Tahira Saleem said that the Department of Sports had announced online fitness competitions of push-ups and rope skipping in which all university teachers, employees, and students can participate.

She said the participants would have to make a video of one minute of the selected game as per instructions available on the official website.
She said that the competitions would be held separately for male and female competitors. She said that the participants could send their videos till June 10, 2020.

Weight training for 20 to 30 minutes, 2 to 3 times a week is enough to see results. … While you may not see results right away, even a single strength training session can help promote muscle growth. Exercise stimulates what’s called protein synthesis in the 2 to 4 hours after you finish your workout.

Physical fitness is a state of health and well-being and, more specifically, the ability to perform aspects of sports, occupations, and daily activities. Physical fitness is generally achieved through proper nutrition,moderate-vigorous physical exercise, and sufficient rest.

Before the industrial revolution, fitness was defined as the capacity to carry out the day’s activities without undue fatigue. However, with automation and changes in lifestyles physical fitness is now considered a measure of the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist hypokinetic diseases, and to meet emergency situations.

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