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Benefits of Physical Education

Date: February 18, 2017 Author: dheacox Categories: Blog

 

Benefits of Physical Education

From: http://www.phitamerica.org/Page1139.aspx

Physical education prepares children to be active for a lifetime by providing them with the necessary skills and confidence to participate.  Here are some of the many benefits children receive from a quality PE program:

  • Skill development
  • Improved fitness
  • Provides regular and purposeful physical activity
  • Teaches self discipline
  • Facilitates development of personal responsibility for health and fitness
  • Character development, leadership, cooperation with others
  • Strengthened peer relationships
  • Physical education can improve self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Respect – PE helps you learn to respect yourself and others
  • Experience in setting goals
  • Improved academics
  • Helps build and maintain healthy bones and muscles.
  • Helps reduce the risk of developing obesity and chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and colon cancer.
  • Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety and promotes psychological well-being.

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