ERIC Number: EJ826405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 13
Increasing Student Physical Activity during the School Day: Opportunities for the Physical Educator
Brewer, Joan D.; Luebbers, Paul E.; Shane, Shawna D.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v22 n3 p20-23 Jan-Feb 2009
America is facing an obesity epidemic--one that is difficult to ignore. In order to combat the nation's obesity crisis, it is imperative that schools find ways to increase the physical activity levels of students during the school day, as well as encourage additional activity outside of school. By teaching youth to incorporate physical activity into their daily routine, educators lay the foundation for a lifetime of health-enhancing physical activity. The call for America's schools to become more accountable for the health and wellness of students is an excellent opportunity for physical educators. By taking the lead to meet this initiative through innovative ways of increasing students' physical activity during the school day, physical educators will establish themselves as recognized leaders within their schools.
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Student Participation, Child Health, Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Integrated Curriculum, Health Behavior
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