# Outdoor Learning: 3 Ways to Keep Fit while Studying Physics

Science has played an integral part in our lives, having made mandatory to students as young as primary school and beyond. When it comes to the physics examinations, we can’t help but fall in the routine of memorising formulas, practising TYS questions over and over again, or going to your JC physics tuition teacher for help. If you’re starting to feel a little burnt out, then it’s time to put on your walking shoes and prepare to engage with your mind and body!

Playground

Don’t let the age limit stop you! Playgrounds are a timeless classic to watch physical forces like friction and gravity come to play. Moreover, it is also an accessible representation of physics that we’ve all experienced throughout our childhood.

One prime example would be a slide, as gravity and friction work hand in hand to ensure our smooth descent down the slide. When we’re at the top of the slide, Newton’s first law of motion states that we will remain at the top until disrupted by another force - which in this case, is a push. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, try sitting on any piece of items that are less resistant before making your descent.

Swimming

As humans, we may not be able to hold our breaths underwater for long. With Physics, we understand how forces work and how to apply our knowledge to our advantage!

When it comes to swimming, Newson’s third law of motion is most applicable. It suggests that when a force is applied to an object, the object will return the favour with an equal force but, in the opposite direction. In the language of swimming, this means that pulling the water backwards helps to propel us forward!

Gym

If you’ve been putting off going to the gym, then the time is now! Physics can be applied in the gym for you to work out smarter.

Before you hit the gym, keep in mind that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. When applied to exercise, it means that your body will grow to adapt to your exercise regime. Changing up your workout regime could help prevent you from going into a state of a plateau!

The concept of defying gravity may seem impossible, but weightlifting changes that perception! When you’re lifting weights, you’re going against gravity as stated by the formula: w=mg. Taking this up a notch, another formula: F=ma, tells us that a force is the product of a mass and its acceleration. So, your muscles produce force when lifting weights! With consistency, you’ll be taking over the dumbbells in no time!

Conclusion

A change in environment can help freshen up your senses and nurture a spirit of holistic and lifelong learning. Keeping fit is essential in developing a sharp and fresh mind that can help tackle your Physics problems.

All the tips stated above are just the tip of the iceberg. The best way to fully engage in what you’ve learnt is by making your own observations and applications. If you’re looking for solutions to hone your knowledge further, then perhaps you might want to consider signing up for Physics tuition. With tuition, you’d be able to engage with your tutor directly and clarify any doubts, misconceptions or lingering questions you may have.