Importance of Physical Education Tabitha Floyd PED 212

Importance of Physical Education Tabitha Floyd PED 212

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Importance of Physical Education Tabitha Floyd PED 212 Sandy Jungman July 11, 2011
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In today’s world where there is so many electronics that can make everything quick and simple. Children get more fun out of playing video games alone then being out playing with there friends. Exercise has taken a back seat to this new lifestyle but what has to be understood is that if you want a child to be able to use those electronic in the future they are going to have to exercise there bodies to get the oxygen and nutrients that the brain desires to be able to function normally. It is important as educators that we educate the child the best we can. We would not be educating the child’s full potential if we took physical education out of the school day. (Floyd,2011) Physical Education is one of the most important parts of a child’s education process. With exercise you are not just helping your physical body but you are helping mental and emotional parts also. The effects of exercise increase the brain’s ability to learn and make connections throughout our lifespan and especially during the brain’s formative years of childhood. “Physical activity also increases the blood flow to our brain and the amount of oxygen our brain receives. Recess activities that are designed to increase physical activity fuels children’s brains with oxygen and also feeds neurotripins that help increase the connections between the brains neurons and stimulate neuron growth. The benefits are better cognition, memory, and reduced areas of depression. ” Exercise is way more then just
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course PHY 372 taught by Professor Melanierodriguez during the Spring '12 term at Ashford University.

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