Doing Morning Exercises
“You can take a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.” However, many university authorities fail to fully appreciate such a seemingly simple principle in their management. In some universities, no matter they like it or not, students are forced to take morning exercise in the form of running or jogging. Without a minimum record in the physical exercises, there is little chance for students to be conferred with their diploma even if all the other graduation requirements are met. For my part, this policy is too rigid to play a positive role in encouraging sports activities among students.
First of all, this established regulation may go against some student’s living rhythms and throw their biological clock into order. In some university, students are required to run 800 meters between six thirty to seven AM for at least 50 times in one semester. For those who are accustomed to studying late at night, this regulation has posed much difficulty in balancing their life order. If they maintain their old style of working at night, if will surely be quite hard to get up and do the running in the next morning. And what’s more, lack of sufficient rest will interfere with the morning classes. We can imagine how hard they will struggle studying at night. They may find themselves functioning less effectively during the day.
Secondly, it neglects students’ various interests in different kinds of sports. With the increasing priority on individual interests, students should be granted the right to choose the form and time of doing sports to keep it.
From the above discussion, we may conclude that students should not be forced into abiding by the policy of doing morning sports. University authorities could exercise more flexibility over the arrangements.