Kids are either in one camp, or the other. I’m not talking about summer camp or sports camp, but more like a “faction.” Ask any kid around the country this simple question prepare for a polarizing answer: “What’s your favorite class?” Most reply with recess; and what’s a close cousin to recess? P.E. – the physical education institutionalized to keep kids healthy and coordinated.
However, PE classes and recess are being cut at an alarming rate in the recent years. Concurrently, recess, art and music are find themselves left in back in the 90’s..
I understand for some kids, PE is a nightmare. In fact just Google Ways to Avoid PE, and you’ll be shocked at the list of reasons that you might get a free pass. Among the tops reasons are: faking an injury, getting your parent’s to write you a note citing that you’re medically unfit to participate and finally, conveniently “forgetting” your gear.
Getting kids to participate in physical activity has never been more important than it is today. With childhood obesity on the rise and injury due to single sport players, modern kids pale in comparison to their predecessors in terms of coordination and endurance.
So in order to get the most out of P.E., follow these simple rules from Back Pain Clinic Belleville’s Dr. Fast:
As you close the year, be good to your body and your kids will be good to their bodies too!