The Use of Physical Education Essay

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From prehistoric times, stamina and strength were key to man's ability to find food and survive. As time went on, other ancient civilizations such as China, Egypt, Greece, and Rome adopted this practice known as phsycal education. But, the Spartans and the Athenians were the first people to have any type of physical education programs. Physical Education (abbreviated "PE") is definined as the process of education that develops the human body, specifically fitness and movement skills. PE helps you stay fit, healthy, and flexible. It can also prevent many diseases and lower your risk for getting a certain disease. Exercising can help your coordination and circulation. "The primary aims of PE are to provide students with…show more content…
Obesity is a growing problem around the world. People eat too much much junkfood and too many carbs. They watch TV, play videogames, or get on the internet most of the time. These people do everything but exercising and staying physically fit and healthy. So they gain weight in excess amounts and become very unhealthy. People can become very unhappy also. Because of their excess weight, poor health, and the buildup of toxins in the fat cells, it can bring on depression. And the fat cells can even grow cancerous tumours and make these people have cancer. Being obese can even cut years off of your life! But fortunately, there are people willing to help. Shows such as The Biggest Loser inspire people. 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. Walking is the healthiest, safest way to start a total fitness program. It's the most natural way to build you fitness. It's also a exellent form of aerobic exercise. It is the most flexible exercise as well. But even though walking is good in many ways, it can put pressure on your joints, but more-so with running. Too much pressure on your
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