Funding for a Better Alternative: Well-ness Programs in College

1353 Words Jul 10th, 2018 6 Pages
Funding for a Better Alternative What would happen if colleges, universities, or the government stopped funding sports? What if you believed that colleges are spending your money to boost public sporting events? Can we trust colleges and universities to make the right decision, and not spend your money on such events? The ordinary college student would say there ought to have be a change. The problem with college funding sports is that it costs absolutely a lot of money, and it has no impact on student education. In fact, colleges have spent over 90 million dollars’ worth of sports programs. Ever since, there has been more increases of injuries, drugs, and health problems for college students. 8% of college students that are …show more content…
But, what's the cost of well-ness when all students are not supporting it?
In many ways well-ness provide proper health over sports. At the University of Florida, Naira Davis, says that intramural sports such as: soccer, basketball, tenis, kickball, and hockey does not consolidate proper health for many students. About 56% of students that participate in sports are not healthy, and 32% are healthy. In 2005, 93% of students that participated in the well-ness programs are healthy, and 16% are not healthy. Well-ness programs help students more in being healthy. Simple exercises can contribute well-ness such as stretching your body, curling, rotating, and cross-fit. However, sports implement the same type of exercises but are more common to physical force. Things like running, lifting weight, push-ups, and jumping can sometimes cause high-blood pressure, and illness. It also contribute to the obesity rate, steroids, and injuries. Though the idea seems totality misguided it is prominent at many colleges. Trina Ellen, a health and wellness counselor claims that ''well-ness takes time and less physical force, and making choices towards a more successful existence,'' (Ellen 6). Many students who live on campus would not think twice than to agree with Ellen. Colleges and universities fail to realize that well-ness programs are a positive attribution towards one health, but can become an unattractive way to stay fit for most
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