IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL HEALTH By: Camille Lopez
SPORTS CLUB IN GERMANY 91, 000 different sports club with about 26 million members. Some German sports club are known internationally (FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund). Sports club are less cheaper than health fitness centers (anyone can join). Immigrants can join sports club to help them transition better in society. Children will less likely play video games and figure out their preference in life. Sports club are all connected to other public institutions (schools, nursery, etc).
FUßBALL-CLUB BAYERN MÜNCHEN http://static1.demotix.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/a_scale_large/300-4/photos/1273445171-fc-bayern-munich-team-celebrates-bundesliga-title-_326624.jpg
IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT SOCCER Most Germans don’t belong in a health fitness center, but are members of verein (clubs). Clubs allow people to be part of the community. Walking/running: trails and paths are everywhere in Germany (Nordic walking or Volkslauf/Volksmarches). Golf: in order to play, members need a Platzreife (golfing license) because they need to know golf rules and etiquettes. Swimming pools are everywhere as well in Germany, it could be local pools or amusement-like pools.
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SPORTS AND CULTURE Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths: Started the program called Gesund = physical fitness is part of the ideal German image. Disunity during WWII, but Olympic games in 1976-1980, the united Germany dominated in swimming. A lot of professional players have popularized German culture (Dirk Nowitzki) West Germany democratized sports after WWII and tried to take away sports’ connections to military. Physical education is mandatory in primary and secondary levels. Camps during summer are encouraged.
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QUIZ • Who started the program Gesund? A. Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths B. Dirk Nowitzki C. Bayern München 2. Clubs allow people to be part of the ___. • Nature • Community • Family
ANSWERS 1. A 2. B
CITATIONS Article 1: http://www.alumniportal-deutschland.org/en/society/article/sports-clubs-in-germany-youth-work-integration.html Article 2: http://www.howtogermany.com/pages/sportsindividual.html Article 3: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/231186/Germany/58078/Cultural-institutions