Mens sana in corpore sano. . . A sound mind in a healthy body.
Physical Education as part of the American liberal arts or general education curriculum dates back to the late 1800’s. Never in our nation’s history has there been a more important time to help students adopt patterns of healthy, active living.
Regular physical activity is one of the most important and effective things you can do for your health. It can help:
* Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease
* Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
* Strengthen your bones and muscles
* Improve your mental health and mood
* Reduce your risk of some cancers
* Control your weight
* Improve cognitive function and academic achievement
* Improve your ability to do daily activities