National Webinar on “The Importance of Exercise for Improving Fitness” held



National Webinar on “The Importance of Exercise for Improving Fitness” held

Sports journalist :

CP AND Berar ES College recently hosted a one-day national webinar on “The Importance of Exercise for Improving Fitness”. The resource person was Dr Payal Dhawale, Assistant Professor, MGM Institute of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad. Dr Milind Barhate, Principal, Dr JK Mahajan Vice-Principal CP & Berar College were also present during the webinar. In his speech, Dr Barhate stressed the importance of exercise during this pandemic situation. Dr Barhate said that regular exercise can boost immunity.

He added that mental health is directly linked to physical fitness. A healthy body has a healthy mind. He appealed to all participants to do regular yoga and meditation so that they can face tremendous pressure in this competitive world. In his opening remarks, Dr Dhawale gave a brief note on the basics of fitness, from the components of fitness and factors affecting conditioning. She briefly explained how, due to COVID-19, players deconditioned themselves from their physical form. She explained the proper method of the exercise program, including warm-up followed by an exercise and cool-down session. In her speech, she explained four pillars of the training principles: periodization, specificity, overload and individuality. In her presentation, she gave a brief note of the types of exercises that can be performed with minimal equipment available during the pandemic situation. She explained how our own body weight helps with exercise, including bypass, shoulder stabilization, lunges and squats. She also explained the importance of resistance band exercises for strength training.

She included photos and videos of different exercises in her presentation so that players can learn about the right exercise techniques to maintain their fitness. A large number of players, coaches, physical education and sports school principals, physical education teachers from across the country actively participated in this free online webinar. Dr Nishant Tipte, HoD, Physical Education & Sports, CP & Berar ES College, coordinated the webinar. Professor Prerana Ratnaparkhi, HoD, Home-Economics technically attended the conduct of the webinar.



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