The role of figure skating in physical education

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Subject Area:Physical Education

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Figure skating is a fun and engaging sport that allows an individual to feel the wind in the air, to imagine the ground rising to meet them and to see the world rushing in a blur. It gives one an excellent experience of sharp pain falling which makes the skaters yearn for greater satisfaction and perfection. This is the world of figure skating, where skaters have to do exhilarating jumps, spins, and lifts to land on the ground gracefully. Besides the fun factor, figure skating plays a significant role in physical education because it has health and fitness benefits that are essential in one’s life (Ellenberg, 1). Figure skating is essential in physical education. Many people have had to spend a lot of money to treat mental health issues such as depression, stress, and mental illness.

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Many countries have recognized poor mental health as a prevalent issue that millions of people suffer. Research indicates that at least 1 in 5 people has experienced mental health issues (Ionescu, and Badau, 110). Mental health is a not a problem that one can solve overnight and it requires a lot of financial resources to curb it. But one essential activity that research has found useful in aiding positive mental health is the sport. Consider the triple axel revolution jump; an ice skater takes off from their left foot and spins off three and a half times in the air and later land softly on the ground with their right foot (Marton, and Tarcas, 88). They will do the spinning in high speeds to achieve the highest score, and this requires them to be strong.

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Besides leg muscles, figure skating works almost every group muscles in the body. Like any other exercises helps to improve cardiovascular health as it gets the heart rate up and gets the blood pumping. Ice skating strengthens and tones the hips, hamstrings, the gluteus maximus, pelvic floor muscles, and the back muscles. Overweight comes with a myriad of health issues such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and heart problems. Ice skating will enable an individual to lose weight quickly, reducing the chances of getting these high-risk diseases and improving wellness (Marton, and Tarcas, 89). Works cited Ellenberg, Celia. "Skip the gym and hit the ice: why skating is the best winter workout".  Vogue, 2019, https://www. 1st ed. , University of Physical Education, 2016, pp.

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