Instead of students staying in the classroom all day studying, they should also have a time to be able to go out and be more active by doing sports and activities for health except recess/break time. If students are kept in class with no time for physical activities, I think they might also get easily stressed out because doing sports activities can actually also reduce stress and having fun.
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years.
The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period.1, 2
In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.
Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors.
Obesity is defined as having excess body fat.
Overweight and obesity are the result of “caloric imbalance”—too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed—and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.5,6
According to http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm
Obesity is a HUGE problem, and we need to fight it by having P.E. From school to burn the fat from our body. P.E. Is the only time in school every student will get exercise, and for some, it is the ONLY time in their daily lives that they will get exercise. Without P.E., people in our future generation will become obese and fat.
Not only is it about the obesity problem, exercise is good for you and you should exercise daily to keep a healthy and fit body.
Also, the exercise will make you feel good and will keep you refreshed.
The sweat is worth it, and in no time, our future generation will be filled with healthy and fit people everywhere.
People say that we don't need it because kids could spend that time studying, but shouldn't the health of the kid be more important than his/her education? Of course. Kids are fat and lazy, being one of them, I know. While guys don't give a crap about their health, girls will literally starve themselves and become vegetarians than give it an hour a day on the treadmill. I have always kept myself in good shape because I know it will have paid off when I'm 90 and have outlived all of my fat classmates. P.E. Is the only thing standing between us and nationwide obesity in children.
Okay? Obesity is a result of fatty foods and sluggish kids. Obesity is combated by those aforementioned kids engaging in active play. PE is a great way to get children some exercise. Besides, it's fun. PE should be required, because exercise is an essential contribution to an individual's wellbeing. Clear enough?
P.E shouldn't be a require class because you don't learn nothing. You can spend that time doing something better such as studying, everybody don't like being active. Most of the time is spent dressing and undressing. School are struggling to graduate kids already so why have something as pointless as dressing get in the way.
Physical Education does not need to include playing sports, running or changing clothing in the middle of the day, etc... Physical Education should be about educating children about their human physiology, anatomy, and healthy/unhealthy habits and lifestyles. Obesity is not a reason to require that kids waste time running around instead of studying important subjects. Exercise should be done when they are not in class. Schools are not "doctors" who can grade which children are healthy and which children are not healthy based on the way a child "looks". Do you think all skinny kids should be banned from PE class, too? If a child needs more daily exercise, it is the parents' responsibility and not the educational institutions'.