The United States is currently experiencing its worst crisis in decades.
More than half of its schoolchildren are missing out on their education, while more than half the population is struggling to make ends meet.
As a result, many educators are struggling to find ways to provide physical education for the students and families most at risk.
But how can educators better support students in the midst of this crisis?
Here are 10 things you need to know about physical education.
Physical education can help children in the crisis 2.
Physical fitness and healthy living can help kids get through the crisis 3.
Physical activity is a critical element in physical education 4.
The United Nations predicts that by 2020, more than 40 million children in developing countries will be affected by the pandemic 5.
There are two primary reasons for the shortage of physical education teachers: the US does not have the right mix of physical educators and the demand is so high that there is no room to fill positions 5.
Physical educators need to understand the needs of students, families, and communities, and be able to respond appropriately to the crisis in a timely and effective way 6.
Physical health and well-being are more important than ever before, and the US has some of the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the world 7.
The US is a leader in physical health and wellbeing 8.
The need for physical education programs is not just about physical fitness, but also about physical health in all aspects of life, and this is particularly true for children 9.
The physical education community is a vital part of the solution to this crisis 10.