Schools are not giving children enough physical education

Schools are not giving children enough physical education

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While parents send their children to school to get a well-rounded education, many are concerned about the level of physical activity that kids get throughout the average week. In fact, a new study from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard School of Public Health found about one-quarter of more than 1,300 parents of public school children in grades K-12 believe schools don’t pay enough attention to physical education.

In addition, 28 percent of respondents would give a C, D or F to their kids’ school when it comes to the allocation of time to educate about the importance of being active.

Schools need to do a better job
What may be the most startling statistic determined in the study is that 68 percent of parents said their children’s schools do not provide daily physical education classes. Some schools are simply ignoring the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, which recommend for them to have daily physical education classes.

“Experts recommend that high school and middle school students get 225 minutes of physical education per week during the school year, but in fact many don’t get that much,” said Dwayne Proctor, who directs the childhood obesity team at the RWJF. “Parents should let their state boards of education and their local school districts know that they want more PE for their kids, and encourage state and local policymakers to provide the necessary resources for full implementation.”

Parents have to take matters into their own hands
With fewer than half of children in the United States getting the recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, or even 150 to 225 minutes of physical education per school week, it is up to parents to ensure their kids are keeping their bodies healthy. By getting children involved in something they like to do, it’s much easier for them to get the appropriate amount of exercise on a daily basis.

Dr. Jim Marks, director of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the CDC, said it is the responsibility of parents to reinforce a physically active lifestyle for their children. This is why it may be a good idea to get children involved in Tae Kwon Do or Karate classes. Martial arts training not only gives children a place to exercise, but they can also meet a lot of new friends along the way.




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11 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

11 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution in National Taekwondo Center.

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People from [sc:closest_neighboring_towns] and all over our community have discovered how much the martial arts can help them to keep their New Year’s resolution every year.

If you’re trying to get fit, stop smoking or cut down on the chocolate, there’s a good chance that you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to yourself for 2017.

If you really want to stick to yours this year, these 11 TIPS TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS could help you keep them in [sc:schoolname].

Change Your Mindset

The first thing you need to do is change your mindset. If your head is in the wrong place, you can’t expect to keep your resolution. Your mindset needs to be positive. You need to believe that you can do what you’re setting out to do. If you’re fearful, doubtful, or anywhere in that range of emotion, you’re unlikely to succeed. The key is to believe that you can do anything you set your mind to.

Find Ways To Monitor Your Progress

Find ways to monitor how well you’re doing. For example, if you want to quit smoking, put the money you would usually spend on cigarettes in a moneybox. You can then add this up over a certain period of time to see how much you’ve saved. If you want to get fitter, keep track of how well you’re doing on certain exercises. Write down form, weights and reps. This way you can easily track your progress which helps with providing motivation.

Reward Your Efforts

If you feel you’ve accomplished something wonderful, make sure you reward your efforts. The best way to do this is by pampering yourself, or going somewhere nice. Set yourself goals and come up with a reward for yourself once you’ve completed each goal.

Keep A Journal

By keeping a journal, you can note down your feelings about certain things. This could help you to notice the behavior that trips you up or might make you break your resolution. When you realize you’re doing this, you can take the steps to stop doing it. Writing things down can help them to seem so much clearer.

Have Solid Reasons For Wanting To Change

When you have solid reasons for wanting to change, you’re far more likely to stick to your goals. Instead of losing weight to look different, why not do it for health reasons so you can live a healthier and longer life. There are so many great reasons you can come up with.

Make A Plan

By making a plan, you’ll be able to stick to your resolution much more effectively. Write down what you want to do, your smaller goals, bigger goals, and how you expect to achieve them. Keep this plan somewhere you can see it so that it stays fresh in your mind!

Keep It Realistic

Make sure you keep your new year’s resolution realistic, or you won’t stick to it. Be honest; are your goals realistic enough for you to stick to? You need to start off by taking small steps. Don’t run before you can walk! You can do anything you set your mind to, but you don’t want to dishearten yourself right from the start.

Find A Good Support Network

Having a good support network is a great idea. You’ll be able to speak to them when you’re feeling down or need some advice. They should be able to lift you up and encourage you to carry on! You can find support networks in your family and friends, but online too. Remember, there are all kinds of people going through exactly the same thing as you!

Be Kind To Yourself

There might be setbacks on your journey, but you have to realize that that’s ok. Beating yourself up will only make things worse. Accept what has happened and vow to keep on trying. Don’t let one setback make you give up on your goals!

Keep Yourself Accountable

There are a number of ways you can keep yourself accountable. You could check in with a friend, or find somebody who wants to do the same thing as you.

Be Patient

Results come in time. Be patient and enjoy the journey. You can be so proud of yourself when you’ve accomplished what you set out to do!

Sticking to your new year’s resolution is all about your mindset at first. Then use the other techniques outlined in this guide to smash your new year’s resolution. Good luck – you know you can do it!



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