PHYSICAL EDUCATION and HEALTH EDUCATION ARE IMPORTANT TO OUR STUDENTS

Benefits of Physical Education

Essential Components

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

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