Physical Education: A Cornerstone for Physically Active Lifestyles

Tappe, Marlene K.; Burgeson, Charlene R.
October 2004
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct2004, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p281
Academic Journal
The article discusses the historical role of physical education in public health, major public initiatives to promote physical activity. It also analyzes the impact of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' report "Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General" on physical education programs. It also discusses challenges and opportunities for physical education and other school physical activity programs to increase physical activity. Advocacy for physical education and physical activity programs is essential to help physical education fulfill its role in increasing physical activity, promoting health and learning among young people, and improving public health.


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