PE-BC is a Provincial Specialists Association of the
British Columbia Teachers' Federation
Years of reporting on children’s activity has made one thing abundantly clear... kids need to meet the physical activity guidelines.
Children who get 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day are stronger, more confident, and less stressed. They have healthier body weights, a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, and perform better academically. The evidence is undeniable. Regular physical activity makes a child’s life go better.
Yet, year after year the vast majority of kids fail to meet the guidelines. Currently 9 in 10 children aren’t active enough on a daily basis and that needs to change.
While the importance of education is widely appreciated as a public policy priority in industrialized countries, comparably little attention, outside of health, is paid to the impact of child and adolescent health on education.