Schools play a unique role in physical activity opportunities
Schools represent an advantageous opportunity to promote physical activity in children. Literally they have a “captured audience.” The ability to carve out time for physical activity whether it be recess, physical education or sports is unique to schools alone. Since nearly 50 million students attend school is there a better place to begin to engage children in daily physical activity?
One of the best reasons for adding physical activity to children’s daily routine was documented by the American Heart Association…
“Effective efforts made now will help children avoid a lifetime of chronic disease and disability.”
Play, physical activity, physical education, recess and sports are cherished parts of childhood. The benefits of each are in the forefront of scientific literature over the last decade. No longer can an informed parent, educator or doctor ignore the importance of each in contributing to healthy child development.
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