Physical & Health Education

IF YOU DON'T TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY...WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO LIVE?????
Research shows that a healthy and educated mind occurs best in a healthy body.  The skills and information gained through physical education will help develop the necessary life long values for a lifetime of wellness.  By leading students through many different activities, I try to influence, in a healthy way, an awareness and appreciation for their physical well-being.  I also believe that the physical education program should uphold the idea that physical activity can provide enjoyment for a lifetime.  It is my hope that after a child leaves public school he/she is participating in and committed to a lifetime of wellness.
Rose Guy
Physical & Health education teacher
Grades 5-8



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Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

Regular physical activity—

  • Helps build and maintain healthy bones and muscles.
  • Helps reduce the risk of developing obesity and chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and colon cancer.
  • Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety and promotes psychological well-being.
  • May help improve students’ academic performance, including
    • Academic achievement and grades
    • Academic behavior, such as time on task
    • Factors that influence academic achievement, such as concentration and attentiveness in the classroom.

Long-Term Consequences of Physical Inactivity

  • Overweight and obesity, which are influenced by physical inactivity and poor diet, can increase one’s risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, arthritis, and poor health status.
  • Physical inactivity increases one’s risk for dying prematurely, dying of heart disease, and developing diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure.