It is highly recommended a middle school student take a minimum of a quarter (9 weeks) of physical education at each middle school grade level. Students benefit from activity during the school day that engages their bodies and invigorates their minds. Research has shown that physical activity can stimulate and improve learning in all academic classes.

    Yes. The Center for Disease Control recommends three types of physical activity:

    • Aerobic Activity: 60 or more minutes per day
    • Muscle Strengthening: * at least 3 days per week (i.e. gymnastics, push-ups)
    • Bone Strengthening: * at least 3 days per week (i.e. jumping rope, running)

    *Time spent on bone and muscle strengthening counts towards the 60 minutes of physical activity.

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