Physical Education is also known as fitness training in several European nations is an
academic program which protects the body by physical activities. Physical Education is
conducted through primary and secondary Education and promotes working memory training in
an environment for health promotion in a play and movement activity atmosphere. The
conducted curriculum relies on the behavior, academic performance, and beneficial effects on the
health of the participant.
There are global agencies that enable the games master or teacher to understand better
how much work-out a student should have daily as physical education schemes vary across the
globe. Physical Education’s popular games include netball, football, hockey, cricket and
athletics. International agencies can furthermore understand how much a child will exercise
every day. The most popular games undertaken in Physical Education is netball, football, cricket,
athletics and hockey.
How Physical Education teaches students about the Importance of Physical Activity
Students receive some advantages from Physical Education. Classes may make students
conscious that a healthy lifestyle is essential. As a consequence of overall health, students can
also achieve a better level of know-how. Such awareness will help a student to make sound
decisions about his or her safety, wellbeing and health (Flintoff, 2017) .
Student’s Physical Fitness.
Fitness can be an essential component of healthy living. Thus, Physical Education is a
central subject in all the world's leading colleges. Daily exercise practices are part of a student's
lifestyle, whether they can stay fit or not. Regular physical activity can lead to improved
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absorption of nutrients in the body, and it can also help to boost heart health and strength in the
Academic Performance Improvement
Studies show Physical Education may lead to a student's academic performance. Many of
the regular physical exercises performed by students are linked to higher levels and well-
structured behavior (Winnick et al., 2016). Sporting activities contribute to the enhancement of
skills in other fields. One of the benefits of Physical Education is that it provides help to improve
social studies for students.
Children's activities during Physical Education can assist in social interaction improvement.
When children are young, through diverse group activities and a strong sense of identity of a
team, they tend to learn how to collaborate (Winnick et al., 2016). Social events play a crucial
role in a student's growth. For example, sports can be used to engage and teach positive
characters among young people. Students can take on leadership roles in games, which help them
improve their leadership skills.
Nutrition and Health
One of the components of Physical Education is nutrition which allows students to
comprehend why proper nutrition is so critical. In secondary schools, this is especially necessary
as eating disorders and obesity dominate. Students understand the importance of food and the
essential dietary recommendations with physical Education and health (Winnick et al., 2016).
Importance of Physical Education
Trends have recently emerged in physical Education on when to integrate a broader range
of activities in addition to the skills needed for traditional team activities, such as basketball or
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football (Flintoff, 2017) . Students may develop good exercise habits that persist until they
become adults when they expose themselves to activities like walking and bowling at an early
Some instructors have started to integrate methods for reducing stress, including deep
breathing, Tai chi and yoga. Old martial arts form known as Tai Chi focuses on slow meditation
which is a relaxation activity that bears several advantages (Winnick et al., 2016). Research has
also shown that muscle strength, stamina and anaerobic endurance has been increased through
the practice of Tai Chi. Tai Chi also offers mental health benefits such as better general mental
wellbeing, attention, memory and a good mood. Tai Chi is suitable for mixed abilities and age
courses for all age participants with little or no equipment as it can be easily integrated into a
whole training system (Flintoff, 2017) .
Non-traditional sports teaching can also inspire students to improve their participation
and also provide insights into different cultures. For instance, students can also find out more
about the Indigenous culture of the East Canada and the Northeastern United States, where this
sport began, while researching Lacrosse in the Southwest of the United States. Physical
Education instructors can now need Non-traditional sports training which offers an opportunity
to incorporate educational principles from other areas (Winnick et al., 2016). Non-traditional
sports bring advantages and problems for those who often are less interested, uncoordinated or
disturbed in traditional games as this helps make Physical Education lessons of access as broadly
as possible to a group of children.
The integration of health and fitness into the curriculum for Physical Education is another
phenomenon. In compliance with 2004 Child nutrition and the 2004 WIC Authorization Act, all
school districts with a school meal system with the support of the federal government must adopt
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health policies that include food and aerobic activity. This is more common at primary school,
where learners have no particular health classroom. Many primary schools have recently given
special health classes for students and physical Education (Flintoff, 2017) .
Due to the current occurrences of diseases such as swine flu, school districts make the
practice of proper hygiene and other health issues compulsory for learners. Children have the
sole responsibility to attend school and to demonstrate that they meet grade quality requirements.
When children have bad behaviors, such as poor eating habits, poor sleep, and slow time on the
computer or other sedentary activity, they are less likely that they will learn properly (Winnick et
al., 2016). Most countries still need qualified instructors in physical Education to offer health
courses. Most universities and colleges provide a single certificate for both health and physical
Education. This drive to health education starts at the intermediary stage, with lessons on
harassment, personal satisfaction and management of stress and anger.
Introducing essential local knowledge in physical Education can contribute to several
vital interactions and a way to understand other cultures (Flintoff, 2017) . Integrating mainstream
Education from various ethnic groups from across Canada, for instance, encourages students to
be introduced to many ideas like holistic training and the clinical wheel. A unit may concentrate
on relating to an outdoor place or feeling, engaging in traditional games or environmental
Education. These lessons can be seamlessly integrated into other aspects of the curriculum and
provide indigenous students with the opportunity to integrate their culture into the local school
For example, Physical Education syllabus in Brazil is designed to provide students with a
wide variety of modern facilities which includes sports. Martial arts classes such as wrestling in
the U.S., France, Indonesia and Malaysia, Pencak Silat teaches children to defend and feel good
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about themselves (Winnick et al., 2016). The program for Physical Education allows students to
at least experience the following activity groups in a minimum way: aquatics, packing,
gymnastics, individual sports, team sports, rhythms and dance. A developed series of learning
experiences in these fields are intended to support the growth of students. It allows children
through 6th grade to become better prepared for middle and high school age, through sport,
health and coordination (Flintoff, 2017) .
In summary, Physical Education is vital as it keeps the body active, promotes long life
and helps with teaching of a healthy lifestyle. Obesity, various diseases and mental issues such as
depression can also be brought by lack of Physical Education.
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