Physical Education is Much More than Simple Fitness
Rules requiring regular physical education for young teens stem from “good science,” researchers say.
Frequent “phys ed” classes not only improve fitness, they also encourage healthy living, finds a study from Oregon State University.
Researchers looked at more than 400 students, ages 12 to 15. They found that more than one in five received no physical education, and only about 27 percent met federal government physical activity guidelines. Nearly 40 percent were obese or overweight.
“Perhaps some were not meeting the guidelines because fewer than 35 percent actually knew what the guidelines were for their age group,” said study co-author Brad Cardinal. He’s a professor in the school of biological and population health sciences.
Physical education is a common part of a student’s curriculum, offering essential time slots of physical activity for students. Regular physical education for young teens don’t simply offer fitness for students, they also teach healthy lifestyle habits. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.
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