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Producing Fit Bodies and Minds

Do you know the best way to increase the physical activity and fitness in America? The best way to reduce obesity levels? Reduce sedentary levels? An easy way to improve student performance in academics?

It's quality Physical Education. And we have compelling research showing all the benefits of PE. Read below to learn about the best kept secret in America, Physical Education.

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Benefits of P.E. in School

 Physical Education Benefits - Broad & Powerful!  

Physical education prepares children to be physically and mentally active, fit and healthy...for life.  Here are some of the many benefits children receive from a quality PE program:

  • Improved physical fitness
  • Skill and motor skills development
  • Provides regular, healthful physical activity
  • Teaches self discipline
  • Facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness.
  • Influence moral development, leadership, cooperate with others
  • Stress reduction – an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety
  • Strengthened peer relationships
  • Physical education can improve self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Respect - PE helps you respect your classmates, teammates, and your body
  • Experience in setting goals
  • Improved academics

Benfits of PE

 No PE = 2 Times More Likely To Become Sedentary 

Recent research by the Physical Activity Council emphatically shows that children in PE are less sedentary and participate in more activities outside of school. With 48% of all high schools having no PE today, is it any wonder why we are fighting an obesity and sedentary crisis?

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 PE Increases Participation in All Activities 

PE Leads to Active, Fit and Healthy Lifestyles Outside of School

PE teaches children how to be active in many sports or activities. They take their new skills and confidence and use them outside of school ...for life.

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  Active Body = Active Mind  

Look at the brain functioning after just 20 minutes of walking.  Getting kids to move helps strengthen and stimulate their brains. This is why so many recent research studies are showing increased fitness = improved academics.  Note: The blue color represents inactivity in the brain.

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Source: University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, Urbana, IL

3 Million Children Study:  Fitness Up = Academics Up 

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PE Programs Need Your Help

  • The Average School Budget for PE is only $764 per Year
  • 48% of All High Schools Have No PE
  • No PE is Bad for Our Children…Bad for Health in America
Support PE & PEP!    Advocate Now

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