|Welcome to Physical Education
Regular Physical Activity is an important way to maintain and improve one's physical health. Students who participate in physical education are much more likely to become a healthy adult and continue lifetime physical activities. There are four aspects of physical education benefits for the primary and secondary education students. These four aspects are physical, mental, social, and emotional. The physical aspect are improvements in cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. The mental aspect of physical education classes are to set goals, improved confidence in one's skills and to be able to assume leadership roles. The social aspect of physical education are learning teamwork and cooperation, building friendships, respecting others, discipline around peers, and social responsibility and growth. The emotional aspect of physical education are learning how to deal with pressure and defeat. Physical education teachers no longer just instruct on sports and movement skills. Physical education teachers are now incorporating short health and nutrition lessons throughout the curriculum. A student for example would not just be shown the proper way to warm up for an activity, but also be told through a mini lesson why it's biologically important to warm up. While a student is participating in a calorie burning activity an instructor gives examples of how eating high calorie foods take more activity to burn the calories than a lower healthier alternative. Physical education is an essential discipline to the students experience. Through high-quality physical education instruction, students learn to become more confident, self-controlled, and have the ability to bounce back from adversity. Physical education significantly contributes
to studentsí well-being and ultimately improves their academic performance.