When most people think about physical education, they think about running, doing push-ups, and climbing up giant ropes. However, those old days of PE are long gone. Physical education has transformed to be much more than just playing sports. Now, PE takes an individual approach to students, has new standards for activity, uses technology, and makes it fun for all kids.
The United States spends nearly $3.8 trillion a year on healthcare, which is 17.7% of its GDP and equates to over $11,500 per person. This national health expenditure is one of the highest amongst any country in the entire world and exemplifies the severity of health issues America is grappling with. While the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are big business in America, there are some alternative methods for how individuals and our country as a whole can reduce healthcare costs. One of the most important things we can do is make sure the children of our country stay active. Here’s why: