|(College of Physical Education,Liaoning Normal University，Dalian 116029，China)
Abstract: China is currently in a historical revolution period for economic transformation and social transition. In this special transition period, people’s views of value and ideals for life have changed greatly, and people have showered much more attention to health than ever before. As a special social culture activity, sports has functions that are much more superior to physical exercising, namely, the functions of “body building and mind constructing” as well as energy accumulating. The humanistic value of sports is being recognized and developed gradually, and will thus become an important part of people’s pursuit in terms of spirit and value.
Key words: social transition; popular sports; body building and mind constructing; sports function