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|Submission Title:||Frontier PE 2020|
|Submission Entry:||In the year 2020, I believe that physical education as we know it now will have changed and be completely different. In just one decade technology will have grown so much. Everything that people use to believe was impossible back in the ‘50s and ‘60s, will become an everyday thing. Physical education will already be updated to the technology of that day and age. With all the new technology, obesity and diabetes will come with it because the increase of technology use will result in the decrease of physical activity for teenagers and young adults in America.
A typical day for a physical education high school student in America today consists of, changing out for PE, reporting to roll call numbers and waiting for the teacher to give instructions. Ten years from now the typical day for American teenagers will be nothing like it is now or was before, except that dressing out will still be required. Physical activity and the standards teen must meet will be at an all time low, the obesity and diabetes rates will be at record highs. Technology will have eventually taken over the basis of physical activity and many other subjects. Instead of teens going outside to run the mile, they will be inside the gym playing “educational” videogames. Instead of playing a game of basketball or soccer, teenagers will be hovering in their hover cars, but the worst thing that can become of physical education in ten years, is not having the class at all in our schools.
In the year 2020, being physically active and taking care of your body will not be taught in schools. As the technology advances young adults, teachers and all people will become lazier. Students today already are very apathetic and lazy. We all have the potential to do our best and go all out to be physically fit, but many Americans just make a bunch of excuses.If we ever want to lower the amount of obese and overweight teens in our country, it must start in the community and in our schools first. Better nutritional and healthy foods should be served in the school cafeterias. More vigorous and intense workouts and physical activity should be done in the PE classes. We should also start to train our teachers new techniques to help us workout and new facts about nutrition. When we start taking actions like those we will see notable and positive improvements in our teens and young adults. Because all the new technologies helping teens lose weight and get fit it will be a very difficult task in the years to come. Trying to get kids to want to participate and get involved in the school and their personal education will the toughest challenged of all. Once we see all the opportunities and options we have we will be able to accomplish lots more. When I look to the future of physical education in schools I see a gloomy road ahead for the teenagers who are in high school ten years from now. Their futures will be at stake then because of our choices now.