Gym Classes: Harmful or Helpful?

More stories from Luis Mussalem


A recent study brings us to a conclusion that children that are physically “fit” obtain information more effectively than children that are found “out of shape”. This study brings a big discussion across the globe and in America about whether or not including Physical Education in the class schedules of students.

Specialists and even parents have noticed that physical activities help young people to improve on attention skills, both at school and at home.

A representative study, presented last May at the American College of Sports Medicine, found that fourth and fifth grade students who ran around and otherwise exercised hardly for at least 10 minutes before a math test scored higher than children who had sat quietly before the exam.

The gym classes opportunities can vary a lot. Since school districts cover a big variety of students, it is a responsibility of theirs to offer as many options as they can, including adding team conditioning classes for students involved with specific sports and give them the credit for it, because it was proved that those were good for personal development.

” I thinkĀ  involvement in sports provides the students to socially develop and to work as a team, something that a lot of people don’t develop once they grow.”, said Travis Frey, the basketball assistant coach.