For a family to become a “sports family” and for a child to become a “student-athlete,” then two things need to take place. The family unit needs to be physically active and the child/children need to have regular — ideally daily — Physical Education (P.E.) at school. The P.E. component at school is a key, critical and necessary part of the equation. Not only is a P.E. class a great place to be physically active, it’s a venue where children get to learn about the importance of being healthy, have fun with their classmates, develop self-confidence and earn the respect of their peers. But, it’s worth noting that the biggest positive side effect of a P.E. class is the student’s mind. Research confirms that physical activity during the school day actually enhances academic achievement.
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