In an effort to help end childhood obesity many physical education classes are changing their focus in schools nationwide as more gym teachers strive to teach individual activities that students can incorporate into their lives outside of gym class. Sure dodge ball and red rover are fun, but they're not practical ways for kids to keep moving beyond PE. I think this emphasis on general health (and nutrition in some cases) could really help kids implement skills into their future health goals. It sort of reminds me when schools started adding yoga to their curriculum, which many of you did not agree with.
What do you think? Should gym class maintain a focus on sports and games or should all PE classes shift to this new structure of functional fitness for kids?