Ideal physical and mental fitness plays an important role in the success of any athlete in any sport and the players can attain top level physical and mental fitness only through balanced diet and regular exercise; this was stated by Sports Board Punjab’s expert coaches Ijaz Abdul Khaliq and Olympian Shabana Akhtar while delivering lecture to Punjab’s male and female athletes at a training camp at Punjab Stadium here on Thursday.
It may be noted here that as per the directions of Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh, the training camp of Punjab’s Under-17 Boys and Under-16 Girls athletics teams is in progress for the preparation of upcoming Inter-Provincial Athletics Youth Tournament scheduled to be staged in Peshawar from Sept 27 to 29, 2021.
Sports Board Punjab’s coach Ijaz Abdul Khaliq and Olympian Shabana Akhtar gave useful tips to young athletes regarding their daily diet plan and indoor and outdoor physical exercises during the camp. Punjab’s male and female athletes listened to the lectures passionately. Expert coaches and trainers gave answers to different queries of young athletes during question-answer session.
After lectures, Punjab’s male and female athletes took part in running, stretching and other exercises under the supervision of expert coaches in Punjab Stadium.