Is there any chance of a physical education revolution in 2020?
Answering a question about the future of physical education in the US, a US Senate committee heard testimony from four experts.
According to the testimony, there’s a growing body of evidence that physical education is a critical and effective way to educate students in schools, and a lot of schools are already implementing the basics of physical activity.
The committee also heard testimony about the challenges of integrating physical education into a diverse and growing world, with more people now working on the transition to physical education as a major part of a school’s curriculum.
Some physical education advocates are concerned about how physical education can be used in a more general way to promote positive health and wellness, but the hearing focused on the benefits of physical exercise in particular and what it can do for the workplace.
A number of groups including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association have endorsed the use of physical fitness in the workplace, and many companies and organizations are embracing the practice.
But the question of how and where to incorporate physical education to promote better health and well-being in the classroom remains.
The US Department of Education and the US Department at Large are tasked with making sure that schools are using physical education curriculum in a way that is safe, effective, and inclusive, but they’re also concerned about what impact the physical education profession can have on the workplace itself.
The committee’s hearing focused a lot on the relationship between physical education and health, and the experts on the panel said that physical training and physical education are not the same.
The American Academy and the AMA both recommend that physical activity be included in the workday, and they said that while physical education has a role to play, it’s not a substitute for physical activity itself.
But the hearing was not without controversy.
The panel’s lead author, Dr. Deborah L. Gonsalves, was a member of the committee that recommended the creation of a task force to study how to make physical education more inclusive in the workforce.
“It’s been really important to me that we do our research, we do a lot to build a sense of accountability for the physical fitness industry,” she told the committee.
The task force has not yet come up with a recommendation, but Gonsalses said it will look into the potential benefits and risks of incorporating physical education within a workplace.
In her testimony, Gonsalis said the goal is to help ensure that physical fitness is included in every single aspect of a person’s day, from the classroom to the workplace to the grocery store.
“There is no place for us as a society for the lack of physical or any other form of physical engagement that we are experiencing in the marketplace,” she said.
Gonsalises also told the panel that the need to incorporate the physical activity industry is not unique to the physical profession.
She said that in addition to physical training, there are also a number of other aspects of physical training that can help promote physical fitness and health.
The topic of physical participation in the working world is also coming up in discussions about how the physical work world can be more inclusive, and whether it should include people of all ages and genders.
In a recent speech, the chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Sen. Patty Murray, also a physician, suggested that physical health and fitness training can be a part of the workforce as well.
“We have a long history of people in the health care and pharmaceutical industries doing the same things,” Murray said in the speech.
“We know that physical and physical-education work can lead to health outcomes and health benefits, and we need to recognize that there are many other ways to support that health, too.”
Gonsalsises said she wants the task force on physical education work to include a wide range of stakeholders, including employees and others.
“The work that we’re going to do here in this committee is going to include all of those stakeholders, and I think the committee is very aware of that, because this is not just an issue for physical education,” she explained.