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.
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:
Research by the Physical Activity Council emphatically shows that adults who have PE are less sedentary and participate in more activities outside of school. With 48% of all high schools having no PE today and schools reducing that amount of PE, is it any wonder why we are fighting an obesity and sedentary crisis?
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.
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.
Source: University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, Urbana, IL
Click on this link to download other significant studies that expose the positive mental, physical and social improvements children receive through physical activity and exercise.