P.E. Sports: Go have some fun

Jotham Israel, Sports Writer

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Alright, let’s get something straight right now; physical education is the clutchest class in the history of school.

I can’t help but get excited to play virtually any sport you could possibly think of with the people that I hang around with everyday.

I remember hooping with my homies back in first semester. It wasn’t just my sophomore class, it was also the upperclassmen in the team sports class that made the games lit.

As a matter of fact, shout out to all of those people who hooped with me first semester. They knew I didn’t have to be on the varsity basketball team to be good at basketball.

You see, there’s a lot of people like me who make friends by playing sports, especially basketball

Unfortunately for some of my fellow schoolmates, that’s not how they want their story to be written.

There are people who do not like P.E. at all, and it’s an absolute head scratcher to me. I feel like they’re missing out on something to do other than talking to their besties like they do on a daily basis.

Now, I understand that doing warm ups and exercises at school may not be the most exciting thing in the world, but come on, it’s worth it not only because you get to play games, but also for your health’s sake.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, physical education boosts your mental, physical and academic performance.

It increases your level of physical activity, which can prevent development of health conditions such as obesity, heart disease and cancer.

Even if you don’t want to play sports, physical activity still improves your grades and standardized test scores and helps you stay on task during class because you have a balanced energy level.

People like me have said P.E. is their favorite class for good reasons. You don’t even get homework on a consistent basis!

Seriously, all you have to do to pass the class is wear a uniform and participate. Some students act like they don’t want to pass the easiest and simplest class they’ll ever get in school!

You can’t tell me jogging a few laps around the track is harder than doing electron dot configurations or typing essays on Shakespeare novels or doing proofs on triangles.

Oh, and don’t you dare tell me P.E. is too much!

Move over the sports for a minute. What if there’s a situation that calls for self-defense? Are you going to let yourself get beaten to a pulp because you’re too physically weak?

Absolutely not, right!? That’s what I thought. If you want to defend yourself, you can’t be a slow slouch or you’re going to get put to sleep. Stay active, alright?

Keep in mind that I’m not telling you to go be a freakish athlete. I’m telling you that you should enjoy P.E. because of the fun and relief it can provide during the school day.

Let’s be real. Who doesn’t like scoring a touchdown or making a three-pointer or hitting a baseball? No one, so just go and have some fun with your classmates.

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