PHYSICAL EDUCATION PLAYS A CRITICAL ROLE N EDUCATING THE WHOLE STUDENT. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE SCHOOL TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THE EDUCATION BOTH OF MIND AS WELL AS BODY
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SCHOOLS ARE A WAY THROUGH WHICH THE CHILDREN CAN BE MOTIVATED TO TAKE UP PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Schools provide many opportunities for young people to engage in physical activity and can play an important role in motivating young people to stay active. a comprehensive approach to promoting physical activity through schools includes · Quality, daily physical education. · Classroom health education that complements physical education by giving students the knowledge and self-management skills needed to maintain a physically active lifestyle and to reduce time spent on sedentary activities such as watching television · Daily recess periods for elementary school students, featuring time for unstructured but supervised play· Extracurricular physical activity programs, especially inclusive, intramural programs and physical activity clubs (e.g., dance, hiking, yoga) that (1) feature a diverse selection of competitive and noncompetitive, structured and unstructured activities, (2) meet the needs and interests of all students with a wide range of abilities, particularly those with limited athletic skills, and (3) emphasize participation and enjoyment without pressure Because school staff members spend a great deal of time with students and have considerable influence over students, they can be powerful role models for physical activity. Although schools cannot dictate the personal behaviors of staff members, they can make it easier for staff to become physical activity role models by sponsoring school-site health promotion programs. School staff also can play an important role in promoting youth physical activity by disseminating information about community-based sports and recreation programs to students and by helping these...