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Change sport to better serve today

Sport is a cost-effective and flexible tool for promoting peace and development objectives.

The outbreak of the Covid-19 has upended all areas of life across the world and sports is no exception. Major sporting events have been cancelled or postponed to limit the spread of the virus. However, sport organisations can play a transformative role during this crisis by encouraging people to stay healthy and safe.

The pandemic has changed many things and no one knows how this crisis will end or whether things will go back to the way they were but there is no doubt that the crisis will definitely pass.

Sport can change to better serve society in many ways. It’s not just about exercise and competition but it can also bridge the gaps in society and change the way people look at the world. Sport can also regulate behavior and create a sense of belonging in the society.

It has however proven to be a cost-effective and flexible tool for promoting peace and development objectives. Sport contributes to well-being regardless of age, gender or ethnicity. It’s positive power will keep on bringing people together and promoting peaceful world through its values.

During this Covid-19 crisis, most people spend much time at their home due to the social distancing policies put in place to limit the spread of the virus. While those measures are necessary, our bodies and minds still require exercise to function well and keep our immune system become strong during this challenging times.

Any activity provides more physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages. There are many great exercises that need no special equipment and can be done within limited spaces. Such exercises include press-ups, sit-ups, dancing, jump squats, playing with the kids for a few moments, walking around the house and many others.

Carolyn Musau is a professional journalist who takes a close look at things everyday.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 17:39