Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Physical Fitness

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Physical Fitness is not only a required course for college freshmen but a continuation of a lifetime process of building a healthy body for the individual person. To gain these health benefits, physical fitness contains various exercises suited for every individual’s capacity and even adjusted for any body limits and medical conditions or handicap.

Based on my experience from the previous semester, I listed down the advantages of being physically fit.

Benefits of Physical Fitness
  • Identify or measure the individual’s capacity and subsequently set exercises aimed to extend such limit.
  • Self-performed exercises are taught in order to be able to train individuals on their own without constant watch from a coach.
  • Instill self-discipline by making these exercises a regular part of an individual’s daily activities.
  • Prevent muscle fatigue and strains by learning warm ups and cool downs before strenuous exercises.
  • To not only be able to identify the physical, mental, social, psychological, and psychomotor aspects but also instill and apply them through exercises performed.
  • Gain not only social interaction but also a time of enjoyment and harmony by doing group calisthenics with matching music.
  • Be able to identify an individual’s certain weakest aspect of physical fitness and therefore focus on exercises aimed to improve such aspect.
  • Though with less priority, other exercises are performed to maintain other parts of the body.
  • Learn proper scheduling or time management for exercises and body building through a self-made fitness program.
  • Learn how to commit to a goal and gain a sense of accomplishment by fulfilling the fitness program.

On my next post, I will be showing you the results of my fitness diagnostic test. Truth be told, I did not fare well. At least I have something to look forward to doing to for the next months to come. You can also use the accompanying fitness program for your own physical fitness.

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University of San Carlos Intramurals Closing

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Yesterday I posted my experience on the opening ceremony of University of San Carlos Intramurals 2010. As continuation, below is another record of what transpired during the culminating ceremony.

After a number of activities, the USC Intramurals finally came to a stop at its closing ceremony held at A. Bustos Sports Complex, Main Campus on the 27th day of August. The ceremony began with the return of so-called Filipino-American Heartthrob John Hammond who sang I Believe, followed by a female trio called Premadonna singing Angels Brought Me Here. Solemnity continues with the opening prayer and singing the school and national anthem. A subsequent dance intermission broke the ice by moving to the song Ole, Ole, Ole by Ricky Martin. The awarding of chess, table tennis, and lawn tennis then took place.

Without further ado, the much anticipated Pop Jazz dance battle between the different colleges of the university began. Avatar, both the blue-skinned extraterrestrials and the animated cartoon, were the theme of some groups. Others took different approaches and were inspired by multiple themes such as psycho-thrilling mimes, ancient Egyptian and other cultural influences, and the classic school scenery. All seven groups individual displayed their artistic dances, which was followed by a grand finale or showdown. Obviously all groups tried hard to outmatch each other to win the competition.

USC College of Engineering garnered 1st place in Pop Jazz Competition.

While the judges tallied the scores, the Premadonna once more entertained the audience, accompanied later by a dance group. The awarding of winners for the remaining sports competed in the intramurals then followed. A spectacular performance of two fire dancers succeeded with much enthusiasm. Lights were turned off that time to complement the grandness of the performance. The audience with much delight waved their mobile phones with their bright screens on.

Fire Dance Intermission – USC Intramurals 2010

And at last, the event came to a climactic end with the announcement of winners for the Pop Jazz competition. The College of Engineering won the grand prize, replacing the defending champion the College of Nursing. The College of Architecture and Fine Arts trailed behind as 3rd placer.

In comparison to the opening ceremony of the intramurals, the closing ceremony was arguably the better event overall. The minor booboos scattered throughout some performances were hardly noticeable. The performances themselves were even better this time, especially the aforementioned fire dancing which simply left an awe-inspiring impression. However, as the event was still held at the same location as the opening ceremony, the tight space and intolerable heat remained as definite setback to the entertainment. Had the activities been held in a much bigger location, the would-be comfortable accommodation would then help the audience become more active due to better mood and spirit. On the other hand, the host for the event was also better received because of his successful attempts to be in with the students.

My recommendation to hold the event to a better setting persists. With that said, I can hardly find anything more to say against the event. I actually enjoyed such occasion which I thought to be a bummer because of being required for a critique paper. My only other suggestion is for the performers and event handlers to just keep up the good work.

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