Is It worth It?
The Importance of Physical Education High-quality health and physical education programs help students succeed in life. We are raising the most sedentary and unhealthy generation in American history: Its members may have the dubious distinction of being the first generation not to outlive their parents.
Meaningful, high-quality health and physical education is one of the best strategies we have to reverse this trend. And, not only does good HPE increase the chances that our young people will live healthier, more productive lifespans, it pays off in the classroom, as well.
Clearly, we have a problem with childhood obesity in America. Our young people are spending way too many hours in front of computer and television screens and way too few hours engaged in heart-pumping physical activity.
I call electronic devices such as the Wii, Xbox, PlayStation, etc. The parents of today are the second generation of families raised in a fast-food culture.
Many families find that the convenience of fast food, coupled with the opportunity not to make a mess at home, is the quick and easy way to satisfy hunger.
However, as we all know, most fast food falls short in providing the healthy nutrition that children need. And the high fat and sugar contents are helping contribute to growing rates of heart disease and diabetes in young people. Our jobs have us sitting at desks most of every day.
Such programs offer students a well-rounded opportunity to develop their bodies and minds to gain skills that will propel them to success in both the physical and academic aspects of education—and life. Good HPE programs provide the structure and discipline that young people need to perform in school effectively, make positive choices in their lives, persevere to see a project through to the end, and earn the respect of their peers.
Our society seems to be struggling with these things. I teach in Arlington and several years ago, a series of sniper shootings hit the Washington, D. Schools were temporarily locked down—no students outside for HPE, recess or any reason. Before long, the classroom teachers at my school saw a significant change in the learning capacity of their students: The youngsters could not sit still or stay focused on academics.
We gladly assisted and asked for their support the next time HPE or other electives were about to be cut. The atmosphere of the remainder of the lockdown seemed to calm.
Students were more focused and teachers thanked the HPE staff for the suggestions. Throughout the school year, in my class I use cross-curricular activities that bring math, vocabulary and social studies to show a connection to other core courses. Elementary students should build basic skills, such as skipping and hopping, and work up to developing sport skills.
Middle school HPE should continue to build physical skills while teaching students how to apply sports skills and basic sports strategies. High school HPE should review skills and begin to focus more on team-building and more in-depth sport strategy, along with coaching and officiating sport.
All HPE programs should also include cross-curricular activities so that students who think that math is not applicable in HPE can see how a football field is measured and how the trajectory of a soccer kick or basketball free throw has math and physics elements.
Vocabulary and history of the sport activities should be a small part and, most important, all activities should be fun and rewarding for all participants. The psychological benefits of exercise are just as important as the physical ones. Not to be overlooked are the positive effects of physical activity on self-image and self-confidence, and on promoting general feelings of health and wellness.
Movement develops brain cells and stimulates the production of endorphins, body chemicals that help create feelings of happiness and calmness as well as ease stress and pain.
A good workout can leave students feeling better about life and about themselves. An inactive student will feel lethargic and understimulated. After that brief intro, students were often allowed to play freely, without much focus on skill practice or rules. Later, gym classes began to shift to an emphasis on physical fitness, as fewer students came from families where agriculture or manual labor were a way of life.
In the s, group activities became the focus.APTSM in Thousand Oaks provides physical therapy and sports medicine to people throughout Ventura and L.A. counties. 'The specialized difference' comes from their advanced training and board certification, as well as years of practice in the field.
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Prime focus of the journal is to publish articles related to the current trends of research. This journal provides platform with the aim of motivating students and personnel in sports science and physical education.
A brief history of physical education in the United States would kick off in the nineteenth century. There was growing popularity of formal physical education programs all across Europe where calisthenics and gymnastics were all the rage.
UNESCO is the United Nations’ lead agency for Physical Education and Sport (PES).
Assistance and guidance services are provided for governments, NGOs, and experts to debate the evolving challenges of physical education and sport. The Physical Education Department at SBCC offers four AA degrees in Physical Education and Healthy Aging which provide students with a foundational knowledge on the processes through which individuals obtain optimal health, physical skill, and fitness.
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