PHYSICAL EDUCATION and HEALTH EDUCATION ARE IMPORTANT TO OUR STUDENTS
Benefits of Physical Education
Heart Health - Regular physical activity can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and can reduce the risk of illness such as obesity, Type II diabetes, stroke or heart disease.
Bone Support - Exercise is a good way to build strong, healthy bones and can help slow the bone loss associated with aging.
Sense of Well-Being - Being in good shape can give you more energy, reduce anxiety and depression, improve self-esteem, and help you better manage stress.
Social Life - Staying active can be a great way to have fun, make new friends, and spend quality time with family.
Physical Appearance - Staying active helps you tone muscles and maintain a healthy weight - and can even improve your posture.
National Physical Education Standards
National Health Education Standards
Illinois Physical Development and Health Education Benchmarks and Outcomes