The Concept of Sport

Sports (or physical sports) is any form of regularly organized or generally competitive physical activity that, through formal or informal participation, intention to utilize, maintain or enhance physical capability and skills, and often, in some instances, participants, spectators. Common examples are team sports such as soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, wrestling, rugby, tennis, golf, polo and track and field. The term’sport’ has often been used in contexts unrelated to organized sports; for example, ‘the beach volleyball championships’ and ‘volleyball’ have the same meaning. Some sports also involve elements of skill, speed and endurance; such examples are swimming, climbing, cycling, track and field, hockey, football and rugby.


In most societies, sports are regarded as a source of social recreation and physical fitness. Across cultures, physical competition and sport high in the agendas of school and college athletic programs and activities, with some countries developing sports programs based on the principle of ‘athletic culture’. Athletes are viewed as heroes in many societies; this attitude often having been developed and encouraged through decades of mass media exposure and professional sports participation. In the US, professional athletes receive numerous honors and accolades, including the Olympic, silver and gold medal, on an almost yearly basis. Professional athletes are increasingly considered models for children and adults alike; individuals who aspire to become like these highly decorated individuals.

For the majority of people, the physical activity required to participate in a particular sport is generally considered to be relatively easy, although many sports require considerable training and ability to excel in their chosen discipline. Most sports are inherently competitive; even seemingly easy sports can be highly competitive, and, in some sports, require players and teams to reach a defined level of competence before competing. Sportsmanship is also a significant part of sporting culture; players and teams work together not only to achieve a common goal, but also to maintain the integrity of the sport.

The term ‘sport’ has different meanings in different parts of the world. In the US, where football is the dominant sports, soccer is a close second. Basketball and baseball also compete for top billing in the American sports lexicon. However, in other parts of the world, the term sport is used to refer to any contact sport, including boxing, wrestling, rugby, ice hockey, gymnastics, wakeboarding, surfing, sailing, motor-cycling and swimming.

International sporting associations, governing bodies and national association have created multiple mind sports events that have separate championships and qualification formats. These different events differ largely in terms of skill level, location, and equipment; but all share the principle of physical competition, using different systems of measurement. In non-Olympic nations, the games are often organised by schools, community clubs or sports clubs as a form of social interaction and recreational activity. Sport involves both the body and the mind.

While some people use the term sport to describe any contact sport, it is not an accepted synonym for physical activity. As an example, billiards, a form of billiards, is a form of billiards, which is a game in which the balls are weighted with balls bearing a serial number, so that the ball’s landing on a billiard table will be differentiated from the others on the table. It is unlikely that the term sport can be applied to such games as handball, a ball game in which players hit each other with a hard wooden stick, or racquetball, a ball game in which players hit each other with racquetized objects. However, most people would be familiar with the idea of a game such as tennis, which involves a ball and two paddles, or basketball, a game in which two players throw a ball back and forth against each other on a court; or cricket, which involves a ball and its circular batting area, the only equipment needed to be the hands, the bat and the ball.

What Is Food?


What Is Food?

The word food brings to mind comfort, sustenance and happiness. A lot of people eat food because they need it and some people even like to eat food just to be liked. Food has been a central part of every civilization from ancient times. The first person to write about the food was the Egyptian papyrus, which described the diet of the people at the time of ancient Egyptian history. According to historians, ancient Egyptians ate a wide range of foods including plants, seeds, roots, tubers, fruits, honey, fat and processed meats.

Food is anything consumed to give nutrition to an organism. In today’s contemporary society, we have many kinds of food, which are becoming more popular all the time. The very basic definition of food is that it is a food intended for human consumption is usually direct or indirect by other means. Food is normally of animal, plant or fungi origin, and has all necessary nutrients, including proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, or mineral.

These days, the most popular food is meat and poultry, fish and seafood, sugar and refined carbohydrate sources, vegetable oils, dairy products, legumes, whole grains, cereals, and other legume based foods like black beans and Lima beans, lentils, peas, etc. With the exception of North America, Europe and Asia, most people depend on food obtained from cereals and legumes, which are legumes. In Africa, potatoes and dates are used for cooking. Most people in sub-Saharan Africa eat maize and sorghum legumes.

In Asia, traditionally most people eat rice, noodles, cowries, grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, iron-rich foods, etc. Soya beans were considered a luxury in Asian countries but are now grown in large quantities in sub-Saharan Africa. In Europe, bread, cereals, beans, nuts, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, lentils, whole grain products, cheese, butter, margarine, butter, eggs, poultry and eggs, dairy products, fruits, legumes, vegetables and other animal products. In Latin America, corn is grown. In Middle East, traditionally beans, dates, tomatoes and onions were the staple diet.

When people need to lose weight, they need to follow a well balanced diet to avoid over consumption of calories. Overeating of any food is harmful, as the body converts some of the available energy, especially fats, into stored fat. The best way to avoid overeating is to choose balanced and portion controlled meals and eat foods that are low in calories and high in nutrition. For instance, a serving of potato is equal to one cup of dessert or half a cup of ice cream. Some people need to cut down on their daily intake of foods rich in sugar, salt and fat, but it depends on how much they are willing to do.

Vitamin A is found in fruits, vegetables, fortified milk, eggs and nuts, whereas Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and strengthens bones. Vitamin E improves immunity, while Vitamin C provides antioxidants that prevent free radical damage, which can be a cause of cancer. Vitamin K helps manufacture the hormones that help people remain healthy, while the fat-soluble vitamins E and B help make sure that the liver works properly, along with folic acid, iron, calcium, magnesium, iodine, and the essential fatty acids. These are the major food sources for vitamins C, D, K, and B.