School-Based Physical Activity Program


Nowadays, there is a concerning increasing trend in public inactivity. In the face of recent changes around the world, which involve lockdowns and isolations, adults and children have become less active and do not participate in many physical activity programs. However, the most alarming factor in this situation is decreased activity of children since they might be prone to more obesity-related diseases in the future. As a result, there is a necessity for a physical activity program that will make children more interested in exercise and promote and improve well-being.


Among physical activity programs are school-based initiatives and lessons that introduce physical activity tasks. It has been found that children need at least an hour of activity during the day (Neil-Sztramko et al., 2021). However, every educational establishment ensures that children are active during the day and incorporate physical education in the curriculum. According to the research, children not only become more active throughout the day after classes but they are exposed to less stress. Such lessons eventually reduce the possibility of developing diseases that are connected to high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. In this sense, school-based physical activity programs have a positive influence on children and their well-being while additionally diversifying the curriculum.


Hence, a physical activity program is required to increase children’s interest in exercise and to advance and enhance well-being. Children need to be active for at least an hour each day, according to research. School-based initiatives and classes that offer physical activity tasks are examples of physical activity programs. Such instruction gradually lowers the likelihood of contracting disorders linked to high blood pressure and excessive cholesterol. Children and their well-being are positively impacted by school-based physical exercise programs, which also help to vary the curriculum.


Neil-Sztramko, S. E., Caldwell, H., & Dobbins, M. (2021). School‐based physical activity programs for promoting physical activity and fitness in children and adolescents aged 6 to 18. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 23(9), 1-13.