PDF | The purpose of this study is to identify the benefits of physical activity and exercise for health. Getting the recommended amount of exercise combats obesity, which subsequently reduces the risk for diabetes, heart disease, asthma, sleep disorders and other illnesses. Finally it has been argued that the potential psychological and social benefits of physical education, physical activity and sport may indirectly enhance academic performance by enhancing mental health, improving feelings of feelings connectedness with school and by enhancing positive social behaviours (Trudeau and Shephard, 2008, 2010). Regular exercise also contributes to cardiovascular health and promotes muscle and bone development. Physical education programs in schools directly benefit students' physical health. The health benefits of doing regular Exercise have been shown in many studies. There are many health benefits to a good physical education program. According to the latest Shape of the Nation Report (NASPE, 2012), both the National Association of Sport and Physical Educationand the American Heart Associationbelieve physical activity achieved through participation in physical education improves one’s overall well-being and is one of the best preventers of significant health problems linked to many chronic diseases (e.g., obesity, high blood pressure, and … Benefits of Physical Education PE or physical education is an essential part of most school programs throughout the world. This paper review the evidence of the benefits of exercise for all the body systems. Benefits of Physical Education . Creating a physical activity program for schools is vital for our long term health. If physical activity becomes a habit formed in childhood, studies show it will carry forth for years to come giving more adults a healthier lifestyle. Physical education provides the following benefits. Physical education programs must be designed specifically to reach selected objectives. Improved Fitness: Skipping, jumping, running, lifting and other exercises make a person more fit. These benefits are not however, natural by-products of random participation. 25 Benefits of Physical Education 1. 2. Quality phys-ed helps students understand how exercise helps them to develop a healthy lifestyle, gain a variety of skills that help them to participate in a variety of physical activities and enjoy an active lifestyle. According to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, school PE programs should require both fitness and cog… It is designed specifically for helping children to get the important exercise while making the entire process fun simultaneously. We know that physical activity can benefit participants in many ways.