Required Physical Education in Schools

912 WordsJul 15, 20184 Pages
One out of three children in the United States are obese or overweight, while only six states across the United States follow the standards from the National Association of Sports and Physical Education for Schoolchildren (Rochman). While the physical education at schools are declining in the United States because the state requirements for education are putting pressure on schools to increase the class room part and decreasing the physical education. Schools are trying to save money for the core classes math, Science, Language Arts, and History. With that lack of physical activity in schools the childhood obesity is increasing. This is causing many health problems in our youth. In order to prevent the risks associated with obesity,…show more content…
When it comes to having good exercise habits, meaning everyday for thirty minutes it helps to prevent obesity and other serious illnesses like heart disease, cancer and diabetes (American Heart Association). When is comes to a healthier lifestyle the Physical Education class can help students burn calories, exercise muscles, reduce stress levels, and improve psychological and physical health. After the children have grown up with the idea of working out and eating healthy food there is 30% chance to be healthy and not obese, but if people don’t end up exercising for the sixty minutes daily as a child and are obese there is a 70% chance that you are going to be obese as an adult (Centers for diseases control and prevention). We need to step in and help our schools understand that physical education is a great opportunity for the schoolchildren, to live a healthy live. Researchers have stated that Physical Education in classrooms help students learn the value of taking care of themselves thru proper grooming, healthy eating, and regular exercise. Not only does it help with staying healthy it helps promote academic learning, with the regular exercise it produces a longer attention span during classes allowing a longer concentration and adsorption. (7 Reasons why Physical Education is Important in Schools) When it comes to benefiting from a healthy
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