Why GO! Grants?

The ‘Inactivity Pandemic’

– July 2012 Lancet Medical Journal

What


  • Most sedentary generation to date
    • Only 7% of kids are active to CDC Standards
    • Two-thirds of kids are NOT healthy
  • More kids are being diagnosed with ADHD
  • Teen suicide rates are climbing
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Why


  • 48% of High Schools have NO Physical Education
  • Average PE budget is only $764 for the entire school
  • Focus on test scores has resulted in diminished time for kids to be active
  • Students have been told to sit and be still in order to learn

What can be done to help the next generation?

Offer them Quality physical education!

Physical education has been overlooked for years, despite the tremendous values it offers!

Exercise stimulates more brain cells than any other activity!

 These physical and mental life lessons are able to be used forever.

Exercise IS the miracle drug 

Increasing physical activity before, during and after school.

Physical education prepares children to be physically and mentally active, fit and healthy…for life.  Here are some of the many benefits children receive from a quality P.E. program:

  • Improved physical fitness

  • Skill and motor skills development

  • Provides regular, healthful physical activity

  • Teaches self discipline

  • Facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness

  • Influences moral development, leadership, and cooperation with others

  • Lower BMI
  • Improved academics — The big bonus benefit!
  • Stimulates the brain more than any other activity
  • Stress reduction – an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety

  • Strengthens peer relationships

  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Respect:  P.E. helps you respect your body, classmates and teammates

  • Experience in setting goals

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