Can a Lack of Physical Education Classes in High Schools Become a Future Threat to the U.S Life Expectancy?

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Physical education can go beyond just working out. Physical education involves several different approaches for learning. High school students gain more than physical knowledge yet it can improve there approaches toward responsibility, their sportsmanship, and their overall community. “Physical education hopes to accomplish, to engage all students, not just the athlete elite, in fun activities that will instill a lifelong commitment to fitness.” (Johnson, 264). Physical education in the classroom can be a vital steeping stone to the way that teenagers think about fitness. Lifelong fitness is something that everyone should be guaranteed, it mainly depends on the experience that a teenager has. Like many other subjects in school, the experiences that a teenage gains during physical activities and education can be just as essential as math. For most children growing up, school can often be the first place that a students are introduced to physical equipment and personalized time set apart for them to work out. I like, many other student in high school, was given physical education class. The experience in class was not only a bonding experience between my friends and I. Yet also a chance for me to work on my physical fitness. Unlike my other class I was able to jump and run, stretching not only imagination and my limbs. In schools today students McKenzie Page 3 have primary subjects to focus on physical education class should be just as important. There should be mandated physical education class in schools because it decreases a teenager’s chance of developing health problems and the class improves the social skills of a teenager. For all Americans, physical educational practices can be a key part in their overall health. Ba... ... middle of paper ... ...s-Ehlers, Caroline. "Physical Education Teaching." Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology. 1st. Springer Science , 2010. Print. 3. Henderson, Alan, Sally Champlin, and William Evashwick. Promoting teen health: linking schools, health organizations, and community. 1st. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 1998. 33. Print. 4. Johnson, Sharlene. The Future of Physical Education. 1st. Birmingham: Oxmoor House Inc., 2002. 264-268. Print 5. Tucker, Jill. "Schools budget calls for hard cuts across board Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/20/MNKJ1E1APC.DTL#ixzz0rd70OtuF." San Francisco Chronicle (2010): n. pag. Web. . 6. Woolston , Chris. "Teen Smokers." CONSUMER HEALTH INTERACTIVE (2009): 1. Web. .

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