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Why Physical Education Is Important

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Why Physical Education Is Important

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An important question regarding people today, from the ages of 9 to 90 is why is physical education important? Physical education is important for a number of reasons, one of the biggest reasons being that if someone is physical fit and participates in physical activity daily, the chances are, their going to live a longer, healthier life than one who is not physical fit and does not participate in physical activity on a daily basis. Another big reason is physical education and athletics help define a person and shape them and people can learn a lot about themselves by participating in activities, such as how well they handle situations, anger problems, and maturity. These reasons, among several other reasons which will be covered is why physical education is important and should be essential to everyone's life.

First of all, physical education is an educational process that uses physical activity as a means to help people acquire skills, fitness, knowledge and attitudes that contribute to their optimal development and well-being. Physical education should be introduced to children from the time their communication skills with the parents develops, although most children don't experience what physical education is until they enter school, with which physical education is being taught in school. It's important for parents to communicate to their children before they enter school on why physical activity is important because America is on the incline with obesity rates and children should know that being well fit, promotes a healthy lifestyle, and that participating in sports helps socially incline the child, among helping with motor skills, coordination, flexibility, etc.

If physical education is taught correctly, it can develop physical and mental skills as well as develop a sense of self. By participating in physical activity, a student's skill will naturally increase. If a student never tries then their skill will never grow. The mental skills they...