Eliminating Pe in Schools

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Eliminating Physical Education
Physical education is required in every American high school. Physical education programs engage students in regular physical activity and help students acquire skills and habits necessary to pursue an active lifestyle. There is evidence showing that Physical education can promote better classroom learning by keeping kids more on task and improving concentration. Physical education not only provides physical activity that can help a child in the short-term, but it can also teach students the behavioral and movement skills that will help them be physically active later in life. There are many reasons why physical education should be required, but perhaps the most important are that Physical education is good for one’s health, helps relieve the students stress, and it helps students develop healthy habits. Obesity is a very common problem faced by numerous American kids, which if not taken care of in time, can lead to many lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes in the long run. Deprived physical choices in high school can develop into something life threatening when students reach adult hood. Some students may not care about the future; however, by maintain a healthy lifestyle now; students can enjoy life without being teased for having extra body fat which can ruin their self-esteem.

In addition to healthy affects for the body, physical education can also has a positive effect on a person mentally. Often times, students, particularly in their adolescent years, face various kinds of pressure and experience stress and anxiety. Participation in physical activities can act as a stress buster for them. Researches have shown that when a person exercises, the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, get reduced. stress. Taking a P.E. class can help relieve stress from home or from school work. Most students would agree that P.E. is needed for the mental break from memorizing formulas, remembering dates, and...
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