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Physical education. . In fact, most students in the U.S. take only one year of gym in high school.
Many people believe that gym should be a regular part of the school day, just like math, social studies, or music. Students need exercise--and gym teaches important lessons on getting along with others.
Should schools make students take gym class?
Make Gym Required
Gym teaches students valuable lessons, like sportsmanship and teamwork (product, software, tool) Teamwork - A SASD tool from Sterling Software, formerly CADRE Technologies, which supports the Shlaer/Mellor Object-Oriented method and the Yourdon-DeMarco, Hatley-Pirbhai, Constantine and Buhr notations. . It can also help students work off stress. "Gym should definitely be required in school," says Patrick Lanni, 10, a fifth-grader at Pierrepont School The Pierrepont school is an independent school in Westport, Connecticut. The school was founded in 2003 by Eleanor Chai Beer. It is associated with Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, New York.
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Exercise is a vital part of life. People in the U.S. don't exercise enough, and obesity obesity, condition resulting from excessive storage of fat in the body. Obesity has been defined as a weight more than 20% above what is considered normal according to standard age, height, and weight tables, or by a complex formula known as the body mass index. is now a big problem for children and adults. Obesity is linked to a number of health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and some types of cancer. If students skip gym class, they won't learn how important it is to be active.
Don't Require Gym
If students participate in after-school sports or other physical activities, gym class can waste valuable time. "I don't think gym should be required because you can do those physical things at home," says Jillian Russo, 1.2, a sixth-grader at Pierrepont School. "You need that time for learning in other classes in school, so you can become smarter."
There isn't enough time in school to cover every subject, so students should be allowed to substitute other classes for gym. Students need the time to study those subjects that will help them do well in school and in later life.