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Phys Ed Class

Physical education (P.E.) is a required class that is given in schools throughout the United States. Although, many are under the impression that P.E. is easier than most classes, it is the least favorite class for teenagers based on attendance record. Author, Friedrich Nietzsche states, “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking” (Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols). I can remember when I let my emotions get the best of me and rather that doing something, I would regret it was the walking that allow me to gather my thoughts and clear my mind.

Physical Education in school

P. E. & Physical Education

Activities such as walking, basketball and swimming can have a profound effect on reducing one’s mood. These activities can help alleviate stress and calm the nerves. This is why exercise is crucial to growing adolescence for physical and mental health.

Physical Education

Endorphins are positive hormones that are released in response to strenuous activity on the body. It elevates moods and suppress pain. A lack of physical movement can lead to minor mood swings, and in some case depression. Something as simple as a ten-minute walk around the block can have a gratifying outcome on one’s mental health.

Physical Education

Physical Education in schools

As parents we should encouraged our children to actively participate during P. E. A lot of times teens are reluctant to participate because of dress code, limit amount of time to change, or they just don’t feel it is necessary. Try to find a way to make your child understand the importance of exercise. Physical education is a life skill that will help your child in the long run.

Physical Education in schools

Take a walk around the block and talk to your kids about the highlights of your day. This will help bring you closer to your kids. Enjoy a moment of walking and laughing without any distractions. Have a little “we” time with your kids.

In conclusion, physical education classes provide exercises that helps boost teens mood, reduce stress, and minimize depressive symptoms. Participation enhances the overall mental health of your child. With that being said, continue to encourage your child to be more active. Get the kids involve with family fun activities such as bowling, sports, and bike riding. Start now.