Studies consistently show that our country's children are watching more television, eating more high-fat foods, and exercising less. Obesity and physical inactivity in children have been linked to a myriad of health problems that extend throughout the human life span. Now more than ever, physical education programs in schools are absolutely essential.
Technology, such as pedometers, hand-held devices, heart rate monitors, and games such as the Wii, help physical education teachers enhance student learning. Hear from some of our students (who won a National Association in Physical Education and Sport technology contest) how technology can be used in physical education: