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That is a pretty strong statement but it is true. While everyone seems to be looking for the magic pill to improve health, we have the cure and best preventive medical approach - Quality Physical Education.

See below all the benefit of physical education. This is why we often say, "PE Teachers have The Most Important Job in America." Check out our Most Important Job in America campaign for important facts. 

Physical education(PE) is the most powerful (and unappreciated) 'medicine' for present and future health issues - For the body, mind and spirit.  Physical education in schools captures everyone and not those who want to be active. It teaches great life and health lessons. Putting it simply, PE conditions a child to be more active and healthy adults.

However, there are trends around the world which are disturbing. UNESCO states, "physical education is in decline across all world regions". In the USA, the average school budget for PE is $764 per year. Almost 50% of schools in the USA have eliminated PE and many have cut recess as well.
On the positive side, we have more and evidence and research that physical education is the ultimate solution to producing a more healthy world....for a body, mind and spirit of humans. 


  • 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 body, classmates and teammates

  • Experience in setting goals

  • Improved academics - The big bonus benefit

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PHIT America Founder, Jim Baugh, on Newsmax

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