Why Do I Need to Take Phys. Ed.

  • Why Do I Need Physical Education in School?

    Physical education programs in schools directly benefit students' physical health. Getting the recommended amount of exercise combats obesity, which reduces the risk for diabetes, heart disease, asthma, sleep disorders and other illnesses. Regular exercise also contributes to cardiovascular health and promotes muscle and bone development. . In addition to participating in physical activity, students in PE learn the fundamentals of a healthful lifestyle, the building blocks upon which they can develop into healthy, knowledgeable adults.

    Academic Performance

    Though a lack of attention on PE is often justified as an opportunity to spend more time in the classroom, studies show that physical activity contributes to improved academic performance. Regular activity during the school day is strongly associated with higher concentration levels as well as more focused, calm behavior.   

    "A calm focused student is a successful student."