According to recent medical studies, physical well being of a student is directly related to his or her performance whether in class or in the office. The optimal physical education program will foster a lifetime commitment to physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. Ultimately, improved coordinated school health programs, of which physical education is a central component, will augment other prevention efforts and help to reverse the growing epidemic of childhood obesity which threatens to undo decades of progress in the fight against cardiovascular and other diseases. Effective efforts made now will help children avoid a lifetime of chronic disease and disability. Before further discussion of the importance of physical education, there first needs to a formal definition of what physical education is and what type of teachings occur in such a class. Definition of Physical Education.
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Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Current high school students are becoming fatter, slower, and less motivated than past students. Many of these young people would prefer to be sitting passively in front of the television rather than to do something physically active. Most high school students believe they do not have sufficient time, opportunity or guidance to participate in physical activities.
Throughout the years there has been a steady increase in the percentage of obese children and adults in the United States. These people as a result of unhealthy dietary habits, meaning eating more calories than what is burned off, and by not following a routinely exercise plan they face many medical complications. The Complications include being prediabetic as short term and heart disease as long term.
In , there are 3. Many families could not afford to pay for their children to go to school or let them. Lately, many high schools are considering a question that has been around for decades. Should uniforms be mandatory in high schools?