First, physical activity in school would help students to improve their rate of academic learning. Children who are physically active would perform, retain, absorb and pay attention better at school and home, than students who are out of shape. ‘A study, conducted by Bryan Mc Cullick, a kinesiology professor at the University of Georgia, examined all 50 of the United States and found six states where elementary schools followed recommended physical education at the middle school level, and no states had strong enough regulations at the high school level.” This
Should Gym Class Be Mandatory For All Grades? Physical education is good for students physically, mentally and socially. Taking proper care of their body can and will result in an unhealthy life and life style that could follow them for the rest of their lives. Schools all across the nation are full of obesity children. One of the problems is obesity, which is a growing epidemic in the United States, and it is said that seventy eight percent of Americans are not reaching basic activity level approvals. By motivating children to take a physical education class, we are forcing children to learn healthy life skills, which is something beneficial to everyone. Students should understand that not taking proper care of their body can bring health problems and by installing that in the school, system at a young age can prevent that. When kids back home, you don’t know their type of activities that they do like playing video games or just on social media. Physical education should be mandatory throughout 2- 12 grades so they could get use to it by the time they get out in the real world. Not only the physical aspect but also the health part in eating right and maintaining the body system. Besides ensuring healthy and fit society, Physical Education also allows students to develop their interactive skills, social skills, team dynamics and psychomotor skills. For example, when children play sports and games during Physical Education, students are encouraged to develop the spirit of
Schools must make students conform when it comes to the popular debate on physical education primarily for health reasons. To begin, obesity is a growing problem in the United States, and along with obesity comes a plethora of health problems such as heart disease and diabetes (Menza). As this epidemic
Run Forrest Run Physical education classes are not enjoyed by all, in fact, some students do their best to get out of the class each day, but without this class, students would sit in school for seven hours a day with the only exercise being walking from class to class. While changing clothes and possibly getting sweaty may not seem productive for students who have spent an hour doing their hair, or feel awkward changing in front of others, this class provides positive ways of fighting obesity, releasing energy, retaining more academically, and learning discipline. Thus, students should be required to take physical education courses in high school.
Obesity levels in Canada have tripled over the last 30 years, according to Statistics Canada. Moreover, a recent study by the University of Manitoba by Dr. Henry Janzen has suggested that 90% of Canada’s adolescents are physically inactive. Even though, Manitoba is the only province in Canada in which physical education credits between grades 9 to grade 12 are required for graduation, the program is facing several issues from the large class size, limited space, and specialist versus generalist teachers issue. Thus, physical education programs needs to be enforced and should be mandatory nationwide.
In college, students tend to spend a huge portion of their day involved with academic activities. The students are pressured to do well in all of their required classes, even if physical education is not involved in their required classes. First semester college freshmen tend to spend most of their day in their room studying or doing homework, when in reality they should spend some of their day in a gym or playing an intense sport. For some students, the transition from high school (where fitness is a mandatory class) to college (where the students can take the classes they want whenever they want) is difficult. Since the classes they take enforce difficult topics, students tend to neglect physical education due to the increase amount of dedication
I think that the kids need to learn how to stay fit. The kids get shortage of exercise during their school day. Therefor the students need to get physical movement during their day. Physical education provides the students with varieties of workouts for the kids. The students love to go to PE because they get to be with their friends and they get learning they need to get about their body. Being mobile is vital to these kids they like active and they would be more alert in class.
For years, students have been playing sports and loving it, but as a result, some peers haven’t been doing well in their academics. Students are too busy playing sports, so they don’t have enough time to do their homework. Therefore, sports should be taken out of school because students will be more focused on their grades, the district won’t have to pay great deals of money, and that America will not lag behind other countries academically.
School administrators should require more athletic and more strenuous fitness classes during school and require these classes to advance to the next level of education whatever it might be. By gaining support from administrators first, parents, teachers, and other faculty will soon follow because they too will want the best for the students. Additionally, administrators should get rid of exclusive pouring rights (Green np). Pouring rights described by Green as when a drink company will offer money to the school district if they promote and exclusively supply a certain product to children. Drink companies use this as a consumer sales tactic to get kids hooked on their product and develop a brand loyalty that will be hard to break.
Obesity is a deadly and horrible disease; however, it can be prevented. Physical activity is the “cure” to the obesity epidemic. Obesity is the result of “‘caloric imbalance’ -- too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed” according to Childhood Obesity Facts. Physical activity burns off a majority of the excess calories one may have. PE classes do an efficient job of getting students physically active without overworking them, or taking away from freetime after school. Therefore HCSD should keep the current physical education requirements and not replace it with sports.
Here at MCHS you only have to have PE once in four years you are here. It only lasts half a school year and most of the time kids do not do anything in there. This class is an opportunity for students to be active and healthy by doing exercise. The problem with PE is that students do not participate because the PE teacher does not care and just gives them an easy grade. This is why schools should enforce this and give them a grade off of their effort put forward. Reason being is, “a panel of national obesity experts convened by the CDC determined that children should get an hour of exercise over the course of each day. Yet CDC data reveal that participation in high school physical education classes declined by more than 10% between 1991 and 2003, and more than a third of high school students nationwide do not engage in vigorous physical activity.”(Diet,
According to recent studies, the amount of adolescents considered to be obese has increased by over 15% during the past thirty years (“Childhood Obesity Facts”). Physical activity is an essential part of every person’s day in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. Currently, Hudson High School requires all students to take the equivalent of two semesters of Physical Education class over the course of their high school education. However, mandating that all students participate in one sport is a much improved standard that will allow students to enjoy their physical activity and choose how they want to be active. Participating in one sports team should be the necessary stipulation for high school graduation because sports are shown to increase
Should PE be mandatory in high schools? “ The average high school gym class only keeps students physically active for an average of 16 minutes! In a class period that is about 45 minutes long, that isn’t a lot of active time,” Pros 1). PE, what is the point when all
“Physical education hopes to accomplish, to engage all students, not just the athlete elite, in fun activities that will instill a lifelong commitment to fitness.” (Johnson, 264). Physical education in the classroom can be a vital steeping stone to the way that teenagers think about fitness. Lifelong fitness is something that everyone should be guaranteed, it mainly depends on the experience that a teenager has. Like many other subjects in school, the
But physical education isn't only exercising. It can be sports too. Even if your school doesn't have a PE program, they will most likely have sports. Some school sports are football, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, ECT... Sports keep you active and movind around so they give you exercise. So, whether you spiking a volleyball or shooting some hoops, you are staying active.