Keywords: physical and mental health, physical education, healthy lifestyle, questioning, respondents


The article analyzes the factors that lead to the deterioration of the health of higher education, among which the main ones are the inconsistency of the motor regime with physiological norms and non-compliance with the rules of a healthy lifestyle. It is substantiated that maintaining the proper level of efficiency largely depends on the level of vital energy, in the preservation of which physical activity plays an important role. In higher education institutions, the subject of "Physical Education" is one of the sources of physical and mental health. We believe that the reduction of hours of the discipline "Physical Education" in higher education institutions of Ukraine, its exclusion from the number of mandatory led to a significant reduction in the importance of this discipline in the educational process. As a result, it led to a decrease in students' physical activity and their psychological resilience. With the help of questionnaires of 1st and 2nd year students of the Humanities University, the psychological resistance of students to adverse factors was determined and its relationship with their physical activity was revealed. It is proposed to determine the psychological stability of students on the basis of the sum of points obtained as a result of the questionnaire, dividing them conditionally into 3 groups. It was found that the vast majority of respondents are quite psychologically stable students who know how to control (consciously or unconsciously) the cost of their life energy. It is established that 34% of students are either quite passive, and it is difficult to include them in any activity, or, conversely, hyperactive, and their vital energy is wasted. It was found that boys are more psychologically stable and, at the same time, 2 times less active than girls. Studies of the impact of exercise on the consumption of vital energy have shown that it is students who know how to spend their vital energy, regularly attend physical education classes, and some of them attend additional sports sections. As a result of the analysis of the questionnaire, it was proved that the subject of "Physical Education" in educational institutions provides undeniable assistance in renewing and maintaining vital energy, and exercise helps to maintain the physical and mental health of students.


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How to Cite
KrasuliaM. О. (2021). THE ROLE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST LOSS OF LIFE ENERGY OF STUDENTS. Pedagogical Sciences: Theory and Practice , 2(1), 141-145.