Teens can shower if they want to. But they'll leave their odor behind. Credit: Getty Does your kid come home smelling like he's got a dead squirrel tucked in his armpit? Do you run to the laundry hamper and inhale a week-old gym sock...Roses are red. Violets are blue. Please shower after gym because, really, P.U.!
Although childhood obesity is rising at an alarming rate, many school districts are minimizing physical activity. Credit: Yuri Gripas, AFP/Getty ImagesIn an ironic turn of events, schools are now getting in trouble for skipping gym class. ...According to a ruling this week by the California Court of Appeals, parents can take their children's public schools to court to force them to provide the minimum amount of physical education required under state law.
Forget doing burpees, running a mile or learning about soccer. Today's tweens prefer weight lifting with their PE classes. Credit: Getty ImagesSwimming, volleyball and track and field? As far as phys ed classes go, those sports are, like, so...This sememster's schedule: English, chemistry, history and weight training.
The gym teacher has always gotten a bad rap in pop culture. From Billy Bob Thornton's sadistic Mr. Woodcock to Glee's cold-hearted cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, phys. ed. instructors are often depicted as mean and monstrous figures who scream...
The American Heart Association recently recommended that schools lead the way to ensure that all children and youth participate in adequate physical activity during the school day. The policy and specific practice recommendations were: Schools...