National Study Finds Gym Class Can Be Dangerous; They Should Come to New Rochelle!

Written By: Robert Cox

04EE5CEB-359C-4329-A1EF-9BF5FADB7FFB.jpgThe Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio has published the results of a recent study which found that injuries related to Physical Education programs at elementary, middle and high school students in the United States increased 150 percent between 1997 and 2007. The study, led by Dr. Lara McKenzie (pictured here), shows that “the 150 percent increase in PE-related injuries presenting to emergency departments was consistent across gender and age groups” and was not likely “attributable to an increase in PE participation:

Physical education (PE) in schools is one of the main tools used to increase physical activity and to prevent childhood obesity, and PE-related injuries are on the rise. Although increasing physical activity may reduce obesity, it may also increase the risk of injury. While recognizing that PE classes and physical activity are important components in combating obesity, parents and school administrators should remain vigilant for injuries

McKenzie, the principal investigator at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and faculty member of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, said “Identifying patterns of PE-related injuries is the first step toward preventing them. Injury prevention education should be made a priority for all PE activities, especially for those activities with the highest injury rates.”

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One thought on “National Study Finds Gym Class Can Be Dangerous; They Should Come to New Rochelle!”

  1. PE is fine – unless ….
    PE classes are safe , unless of course, you’re playing dodgeball with Mr Sanabria

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