The importance of grades is also must for students who are pursuing an athletic scholarship. Being good in a sport does not mean you will automatically go to college. High school sports have the effect of teaching team work and skill. Being able to work with other shows the ability to adapt and gives students the chance to know other students. Teamwork can be used in school classrooms and on jobs.
Why PE Should be Mandatory Obesity has climbed in young people since the 1980’s. Kids have more things to entertain themselves, such as video games, television, and other electronic devices. So what can we do to lower obesity in young people? We can teach kids in school why it’s important to be and stay in shape, through PE class. By doing activities that the kids would enjoy rather than doing activities they don’t like and wouldn’t participate in.
They want to be just like them, because of this, in many cases children will follow their actions blindly out of admiration for the athlete. Secondly, the onus is on the professional athletes to strive to be a role model for their younger fans because children are socialized into looking at sports as a way to gain key attributes. This is illustrated by John R. Gerdy in his book “Sports in School, the future of an institution”. It states “Athletic programs, if conducted in a way that emphasizes the value of the process (participation) as opposed to the outcome (winning), can instil in participants an appreciation for hard work, honesty, teamwork, and discipline.” Professional athletes are expected to demonstrate high levels of commitment and dedication, as well as integrity in their respective sport not only for themselves and their team, but so that there is a good example in which their young fans can follow and possibly shape the way they play their sport of interest. Furthermore, with the power and fame that is associated with
One of the many challenges teenagers deal with today is physical education. As a mandatory class in high school, teenagers must participate in numerous sports and activities throughout the year. However, physical education should not be compulsory; instead it should be treated as an elective that students can choose to take. Physical education is basically exercise in school. Students spend about an hour in school to participate in organized sports with classmates.
Children must be physically active at school and learn ways to stay healthy through exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. All of this can be easily accomplished with the right fitness education program in an elementary school. A quality physical education program should consist of a school physical education class, recess, classroom physical activity breaks, after-school extracurricular activities and sports, highly trained physical education teachers, and a variety of equipment and space for students to use for physical fitness (Campbell, 2009). One of the many reasons why this type of program is so important in elementary schools today is because of the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States alone. According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (2009), as these obese children get older, they are more likely than their healthy peers of having or dying from chronic diseases.
Students whose grades meet standards and above has shown that they are more discipline to concentrate on their academics and be a part of a team. They have the ability to organize their lifestyle to allow time for studying and not allow the pressures of the sport to overpower their academics. The discipline that they learn during this process is use in many areas of their life beyond the educational formative years. A student has to be discipline enough to understand that the extracurricular activity can be considered a distraction and not a priority. The lesson of priority is very important in this argument because
According to Harold Kohl, a chairman to the Institute of Medicine, physical education in schools is important for providing children the recommended amount of exercise which they may not get elsewhere, but that studies show that it can encourage vast improvements in their mental health, and success in the classroom as well. Kids who are active demonstrate better attention in class, and higher scores when testing (Patterson,
(Finlay et al 2010) This type of intervention is effective as exercise is an important way of maintaining a healthy body and in these classes when the children are taught how to play games it might even encourage them to play the same games out with the school environment and so in turn they will get even more exercise and exercise is one of the main keys to all round better health. The second intervention that I picked out of the case studies was healthy food. Schools can provide children with healthy food to choose from instead of the usual fast food types associated with school cafeterias. Kate has been known to skip lunch and eat crisps/sweets instead and due to money her home meals are usually cheap filling ones like burgers. (Finlay et al 2010) Her school trys to help by providing children like Kate from low income families
One advantage is the students will learn self- discipline for themselves. The students will have more self-control over their behavior. It keeps the students more focused on what is important of what they should be doing at that particular time. It boosts their self-esteems about themselves. This ensures that the student will have more confidence in themselves because of their achievements in martial arts.
Looking at some of the positives of the media these are mostly aimed at attending to physical health. All the new games consoles now promote games to encourage physical interaction for examples the wii fit, Xbox connect and dance games. These are an ideal way of young people getting exercise maybe without realizing it. Chef Jamie Oliver has a big impact on young people’s diets, he has created menus for schools which he has tried and tested with young people. He created Healthy menus using the foods that young people liked.