Change the mindset and emphasise the cultivation of good exercise habits in students. In physical education teaching, we have long focused on helping students master certain sports skills and basic knowledge, without paying much attention to cultivating their exercise habits, interest in learning, and attitudes.
If students lose interest in physical exercise, even if teachers put in their best efforts, students will still struggle to fully grasp the basic knowledge and skills of sports. On the other hand, if we use appropriate methods to stimulate students’ interest in physical exercise and cultivate good learning attitudes and exercise habits, they will engage in sports practice with a positive attitude and full enthusiasm. Therefore, as physical education teachers, we should change our mindset and focus on cultivating students’ exercise habits in classroom teaching.
Developing good exercise habits
Progress step by step to cultivate good exercise habits in students. Cultivating good exercise habits in students involves two aspects:
Guide students to master scientific exercise methods.
Not all activities can be considered physical exercises, and not all physical exercises can improve fitness. Without understanding scientific exercise methods, engaging in physical activities may not only fail to achieve exercise goals but also pose a risk of injury. Only by understanding the basic principles of exercise and mastering scientific exercise methods can we achieve the desired results in terms of physical fitness. Students should first understand the basic structure of the human body, the functions of various organs, and the hygiene knowledge related to physical exercise. Secondly, students should learn the correct exercise sequence, the combination of appropriate exercise programs, and the requirements for warm-up and cool-down activities. Additionally, teachers should optimise exercise methods based on students’ age and physiological characteristics, guiding them to engage in physical exercise more effectively and cultivate good exercise habits.
Strengthen the cultivation of students’ exercise habits.
Exercise habits refer to students consciously engaging in exercise activities, overcoming their own inertia over a period of time. It is the result of deliberate and diligent training under the guidance of scientific exercise methods, a product of willpower. Therefore, physical education teachers should consciously cultivate students’ exercise habits during the classroom teaching process. Based on students’ age, psychology, physiological characteristics, interests, and the requirements of the curriculum, teachers should develop plans that are targeted, scientific, and reasonable to cultivate students’ exercise habits. Students should progress from learning about the physiological structure of the human body and basic knowledge of movement to mastering fundamental motor skills and methods. They should also learn how to develop suitable exercise plans based on their own conditions, gradually forming scientific exercise habits. Teachers should regularly supervise and monitor students’ exercise progress, make timely improvements and adjustments to exercise plans, and help students overcome their own inertia through strengthening willpower. It is through persistence that students can gradually develop good exercise habits.
Sports clothing is essential for physical exercise
Flexibility: Similar to stretchiness or elasticity, activewear should have the ability to accommodate significant body movements, providing freedom and avoiding any sense of restriction or compression for students. Customised sportswear allows students to have unrestricted movement during physical activities.
Durability: This refers to the overall sturdiness of activewear or sportswear, preventing various forms of tearing or damage that may occur during student activities.
Sweat Absorption: Whether during regular physical education classes or sports competitions, students will sweat. Sportswear should have a certain level of sweat absorption to reduce the negative impact of sweat flow on physical activities.
Breathability: Activewear should allow the release of heat generated by students during exercise, enabling them to engage in physical activities at a comfortable temperature. It should also help maintain normal body temperature, thereby contributing to optimal performance.