Physical School Education, and Active Living Lifelong


  • Jason Bocarro


The aim of this clause is to analyze the purpose of school-based
extracurricular initiatives in facilitating immediate and long-term
positive impact on physical action, healthy behavior, and obesity in
youngsters. A critique of the role of various sports-related
initiatives that have been developed to address the obesity epidemic
currently facing children within the United States is provided, with
a specific emphasis on intramural sports as a preferred mechanism
to encourage long-term participation in athletics and physical
activity pursuits. The article presents support for the notion that a
physical education curriculum that includes Intramurals before,
during, and after school can help kids learn the skills to enjoy taking
part in a diversity of sports designed to facilitate lifelong active
Granting to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and
Decrease Overweight and Obesity, the associated cost of being
overweight or obese was more than $117 billion in the year 2000
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001). In a late
review, Finkelstein, Ruhm, and Kosa (2005) outlined these
economic causes and consequences, concluding that government
interventions are required. The percent of overweight adults, teens,
and children have increased so significantly that the CDC and
numerous other federal, province, and local authorities have
identified the reduction of obesity as one of the nation’s top health


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Bocarro, J. (2014). Physical School Education, and Active Living Lifelong. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJOSTHE, 1(3). Retrieved from