I have fond memories of physical education. Dodge ball , kick ball, basketball and jump rope before I was old enough to realize it was killer cardio. But these days, even though obesity is on the rise, it is reportedly easier than ever for kids to skip gym class.
In many schools, kids involved in other extracurricular activities like marching band or sports can be exempt from P.E. In my high school, I was only required to take gym class my freshman year. And while I got a ton of activity in other ways, a lot of kids don’t.
Are your kids taking gym classes? If not, encourage them to sign up. After all, isn’t gym more fun than most classes anyway?