The Importance Of Physical Activity And Its Emphasis

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Anish Narayana KIN 240-01 Professor Curran April 12, 2016 The Importance Physical Activity and its Emphasis in schools Our lives are very busy with many activities to the point where we neglect our health. Over time the neglect results in various diseases and illnesses. In order to avoid this from happening, we need to make physical activity part of our lifestyle from an early age. Physical activity has many benefits while many young people of the future are still in school. According to the CDC, Center for Disease Control regular physical activity helps build strong muscles. (CDC) It helps reduce the chance of obesity and other diseases and helps improve an individual’s mood and overall wellbeing (CDC Physical Activity Facts). Most students get their physical activity through school PE classes. These types of exercise are done for a short time and not enough for the recommended 30 to 45 minutes for most students according to the CDC. (CDC) Physical Activity is an essential part of our lives and should be part of everyone’s daily routine. During my research I found many surprising facts on the benefits of physical activity. According to the CDC’s article “Physical Activity Facts” “Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, helps control weight, reduces anxiety and stress, increases self-esteem, and may improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels.1” (CDC). This is another example of
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