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Educational systems all over the world have incorporated Physical Education in the curriculum. This can be alternatively called physical training or Gym class. This is where instructors allow students to learn psychomotor activities and physically involving them in various sports.

Having many objectives that vary in every institutions system, physical education is based on the location and time. It can often vary but the aim is to simply let students acquire knowledge and skills and other things such as values and enthusiasm to maintain a healthy lifestyle up to their old age.

While the majority of people would agree that Physical education programs are the primary means to promote weight loss, this is evident with lessons on physical fitness. It is important to develop skills and at the same time, impart proper knowledge of the concept, techniques and strategies of sports.

Physical education can also promote team play. Working as a part of a team is always encouraged to make the students competitive. The most common activities are gymnastics, sports, aquatics, dance, and martial arts such as wrestling in the US. The aforementioned activities only give the students minimum exposure to the matter and the students have to choose their own activities to suit their lifestyle.

In any given activity, physical education classes need a different type of clothing; varying from the simple exercises to swimming lessons. But the most common uniforms are the athletic clothes where supporters are needed to protect certain body parts, especially in contact sports such as football or basketball. Some sporting events may have names at the back of the outfits for recognition. Different teams will have different colors to signify their spirit and character.

The physical education curriculum is one of the most crucial programs in early schooling as they can promote good health, giving students a new way to make them fit and learn their lessons at the same time.

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