health opportunities through physical education
Physical Education is an umbrella term used to describe the various forms of physical education offered by both schools and governments. As such, it is used to describe teaching physical fitness to students as well as physical education as a school service; a program or activity that is offered to a group of students.
But is physical education really the best way to teach students fitness? My answer is yes. Because even while we’re talking about physical education, we should also be talking about health. Because without physical education we lose the chance to build our bodies. We also lose the chance to build our bodies physically. We have to train them physically.
Physical education is a great means to do both. When students are physically fit, they have more energy and the ability to concentrate. We want them to become strong and healthy individuals that will go on to be self-confident people.
Physical education is great because it teaches kids how to exercise, eat right, and get enough sleep. In addition to physical education, students that are physically fit develop a whole bunch of other skills that lead to greater happiness and improved health. Physical education is a great way to have students become healthy people that are able to do their jobs without complaint.
There’s a lot of research that indicates that physical education classes improve students’ health. According to a Harvard study of physical education classes, the classes that students in elementary school take significantly increase their chances of becoming healthy adults. The study also shows that high school students who take physical education classes are also significantly more likely to be healthy when they graduate.
I’m not sure how you turn learning to be a part of who you are. At the gym or in a book club, learning is a part of being a student. So why isn’t the same true for physical education? According to the study, students who take physical education classes are less likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol, and other diseases.
That being said, this study is not to say that physical education is bad. I’m not saying that kids should be doing martial arts in the name of health. In fact, I’m not sure I would go that far. I’m saying that what we’re teaching our kids is to get them to think they shouldn’t be doing it, and while that might be good for them, it is not good for them.
So, should they be doing it? Not a chance. But it is a way to make them think that they should be doing something else. Just like the time you take on a regular fitness routine so you don’t get fat, so does it make sense for kids to do martial arts because they are going to get fat in the end anyway.
I think that what we should be encouraging our children to do is to think they should be doing something else. And that includes physical education, martial arts, and some other things that are not necessarily productive of health.
This is another thing that I think is great about martial arts. While they were initially thought to be dangerous (and thus frowned upon), they did help our bodies gain some self-awareness. While I was young, I had a teacher who was a black belt in karate and I had a black belt in judo. The first time I came to class, I was so nervous, I could not even walk the first mile. After class I started running again.