State of Illinois turning its back on PE

From our partners at PHITAmerica.org, comes a sobering reminder that we’re not where we need to be in terms of legislative awareness of the positive benefits of physical education in schools. It is proven that early encouragement of physical activity leads to less obesity later in life and immediate positive effects in the classroom. Make sure you advocate for PHIT by speaking to your law-makers about the importance of PE in schools!

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PHIT again stresses physical activity in school

Our partners at PHITAmerica.org are again pointed to clear evidence that giving elementary school students additional PE time is directly correlational to improved classroom performance. You can read the article here.

What impact would two more hours of PE each week have on kids?

According to a Swedish study, brought to us by our partners, PHIT America.org, two more hours of Phys Ed each week doubles a child’s chances for academic success. Read the details here. The bottom line is a healthy body equals a healthy mind!