Prepare a Report on Investigation of Melbourne Youth Attitude towards Sports.
Sports are considered to be important aspect of human life and it has significant contribution in well being of human being. It is not only a leisure activity, but also healthy habit. Australians have remarkable notion for fitness and sports. Sport has played a significant role in developing nationalism and it had assisted in the unification of the Australians though bridging the inequalities of sex and race. Sport is considered to be an important factor of the lifestyle of people n Australia. Australians acknowledge several benefits of the physical recreation. Sport help in improving health as well as provide significant opportunity for enhancing social interaction among people belonging to different communities leading to development of a better community. Regular engagement in sport helps in preventing occurrence of various chronic ailments. Additionally, it has been found that sport or physical activity has a significant role to play in treating psychological disorders. Especially, for young people sport play an important role in development of healthy body and improving quality of life (Denham, 2008).
Generally, it has been observed that the youth of Australia are engaged into cycling, dancing and swimming. Changes in lifestyle of the present generation have significant influence on the attitude towards sports (Abs.gov.au, 2015). The recent studies have demonstrated a fluctuating pattern of participation in sports across the globe. In case of Australia, the rate of participation in sports has changed. The youths are becoming increasingly tech savvy and finding recreation in the digitalized world. It has been observed that obesity is becoming a major social health problem across the globe, especially in case of the developed countries. Hence, it is important to assess the attitude of the young generation towards sports and its implications. This paper will focus on identification of the present trend of participation in different sports for the last few years. In order to carry out the study in a structured manner, only Melbourne will be considered for undertaking the research study.
This paper will emphasize on estimating rate of participation in different sports among the young generation and it will be compared with the previous data. Thus, the present trend or attitude of the young generation in Australia, especially Melbourne, will be identified. Additionally, the change in attitude of the youth towards sports will be analyzed in order to address those issues effectively.
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