• Why Children Need Physical Education

     

    REDUCED RISK OF HEART DISEASE

    Physical Education can counteract major risk factors of coronary heart

     

    IMPROVED PHYSICAL FITNESS

    A good program provides children’s muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, body composition (fat-to-muscle ratio) and cardiovascular endurance

     

    STRONGER BONES

    Regular physical activity increases bone density to create a studier skeleton

     

    WEIGHT REGULATION

    A good program can help children regulate their weight by burning calories, toning their bodies and improving their overall body composition

     

    HEALTH PROMOTION

    Physical activity prevents the onset of some diseases and postpones the debilitating effects of old age

     

    IMPROVED JUDGEMENT

    Quality physical education van influence moral development.  Students have the opportunity to assume leadership, cooperate with others, question actions and regulations, and accept responsibility for their behavior

     

    SELF DISCIPLINE

    A good program teaches children that they are responsible for their own health and fitness

     

    SKILL DEVELOPMENT

    Physical Education develops skills, which allow for enjoyable and rewarding participation in physical activities

     

    EXPERIENCE SETTING GOALS

    Physical education gives children the opportunity they need to set and strive for personal, achievable goals

     

    IMPROVED SELF-CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM

    Physical Education instills a stronger sense of self-worth in children.  They can become more confident, assertive, emotionally stable, independent and self-controlled

     

    STRESS REDUCTION and REDUCED RISK OF DEPRESSION

    Physical activity becomes an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety and is effective in the promotion of good mental health

     

    STRENGTHENED PEER RELATIONSHIPS

    Physical education can be a major force in helping children socialize with others more successfully, especially during late childhood and adolescence

     

    MORE ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

    Physical Education promotes a more positive attitude toward a lifetime filled with physical activity