Importance of physical education in today’s schools
Dr. Ashwani Kumar
Being physically active is one of the most important steps to being healthy. Schools are an ideal setting for teaching youth how to adopt and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Schools can help youth learn how to be physically active for a lifetime. Participation in regular physical activity promotes normal growth and development by helping youth build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints. There are various factors which are diminishing the interest of students in physical education activities. Although the physical education is being taught as a part of curriculum in all the schools but lack of adequate time and trained teachers, good facilities are responsible for little interest in this field. Physical Education should practically be considered as a part of general education in schools.