So, why is PE in schools important? How do you feel after sitting at work all day? Tired and lacking energy? Exactly; the same goes for young children. Physical education in schools is important for not only teaching students about proper health and nutrition, but to allow each and every student to be actively involved. Involvement in PE during the school day has been proven to provide an extensive amount of benefits, including:
Enhanced learning readiness
Improved self-esteem (important for young students)
Improved academic performance
Improved social skills
Reduced anxiety and depression (again, important for young students)
Increased energy levels (increases mental alertness)
Improved standardized test scores
"Of all subjects taught in school, Physical Education is the only subject which, by the very nature of its content, has the potential to affect how a person will feel every moment of every day for the rest of his or her life"....Allen Russell
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