Children Need Physical Education Even Outside of School
The National Interest -

Collin A. Webster


Strong PE programs encourage students to remain physically active for life.

When I noticed my 12-year-old son was spending about seven hours a day doing his school work online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I immediately became concerned. As a researcher who focuses on how to get kids to be more physically active, I knew my son and his classmates were spending too much time sedentary.

Being physically active is good for everyone’s physical and mental health, including...

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