Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Hill's Congress Blog today is called: Giving PE the respect it deserves.

And I quote................

"It’s just gym, huh?

"Well think again. It’s the only subject I know of that directly reduces a kid’s long-term risk of heart failure, diabetes, depression, anxiety, several cancers, and obesity — and at the same time enhances fitness, cognitive function, self-esteem, teamwork, and overall good health.
Like it or not, the truth is, if we keep cutting PE out of our schools and physical activity out of our lives, America’s next generation will be dying at younger ages; losing its competitive edge; finding itself displaced on the world’s stage; and bearing the physical, emotional, and financial burden of obesity and chronic disease for years to come."


Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/287309-giving-pe-the-respect-it-deserves#ixzz2XLFIQqFR
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