Sports should be compulsory for children under 10.

Britain is suffering from an epidemic of obesity. Is it time to force kids to take exercise?

Sports should be compulsory for children under 10.

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Exercise is important for a healthy lifestyle.

For many children, the only exercise that they get is in school. It is vital that exercise is promoted at a young age so that good habits can be continued through to adulthood.

Also if you do a sport at a younger age you will aquire new skills, be happier and more social (facts and statistics show this) universitys and jobs would also rather take on a person who can work in a team and is commited to what they do than a person who sits playing video games all day or on the computer You will develop lifetime skills such as endurance flexibilty and team work role. pe develops the non academic side of a child. if pe is no longer in the school cirulam after the age of 14 then the obestiy levels will rise and the non acdamic side of a child will not devlop.

Sports make kids involved in teamwork and strategic thinking exercising both their body and mind. A employer would rather choose a fit person than an obese one.

Whilst few would argue that exercise, and inculcation as to its value in a healthy lifestyle were not important, if one forces sports and exercise upon a young child, it will not necessarily create either habitual practice or consent. I personally discovered exercise as a healthy, pleasurable pursuit only after teachers had ceased forcing mandatory team exercise and sports upon me - not all children, or adults, have the competitive streak essential for team sport (this is the form, at school, exercise invariably takes).

Sports should be compulsory for children under 10.

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yes isports should be compulsory

IF sports is not compulsory then there will be many kids who get no excersise. There so many health issues aswell if PE is taken away from a childs school cirrcula these disease are as follows :diabeties, heart porblems, Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic problem; it’s very much a health problem as well. You may be reading this today because you are, or have been, very unhappy about your physical appearance.

However, losing weight isn’t just about looking good, it is about feeling good; it’s about being healthy and living a productive and comfortable life. Above all, it is about avoiding the terrible health consequences of carrying around excessive weight.

The growing evidence shows that if you are overweight you are more likely to develop health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain types of cancer, gout (joint pain caused by excess uric acid), and gallbladder disease. Being overweight can also cause problems such as sleep apnoea (interrupted breathing during sleep) and osteoarthritis (wearing away of the joints); and the more overweight you are, the more likely you are to have these health problems.

In comparison, healthy and steady Weight Loss can help improve the harmful effects of being overweight. The latest studies show that by losing as little as 10 to 20 pounds you can dramatically improve your overall health status, whilst significantly diminishing your risk of disease.

Sports should be compulsory for children under 10.

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Making sports compulsory creates resentment.

Kids dislike maths, english or other theory subjects aswell but people do not fo around saying math shouldnt be compulsary because my kid doesnt like it. I know you need math for a job but you also need to show your commitment to other subjects and show even though i dont like the subject im gonna try my best because it is still a school subject that i want to atleast do average in. Now some people who are not good at maths will be good at subjects such as pe. according to stattics universties are most likely to employ people who can fulf flii a role.
In some cases the leader or the person who exexcuts the leaders orders. These skills are developed in pe .

Many children already hate the compulsory PE lessons and look for any excuse to not do it, if not resorting to truancy. Many more adults will relay horror stories of their PE lessons, the hatred of the teachers and the fact that it "put them off sports for life". The fact is that many people simply do not enjoy sport and any attempts to force them will only make them more resistant to it in later life.
It makes much more sense to introduce children to a wide a range of sports and physical activities as possible so they can possibly find one they enjoy, and not force them to participate in something they dislike.

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