Students all over the country are heading back to school this month. For many, this means saying goodbye to the activities and exercise opportunities of summer. Instead, students will take on more sedentary lifestyles, broken up by recess and Physical Education (P.E.) class. At least, that used to be the case. Now, some schools are looking in to cutting, or have already cut P.E. classes and recess from the curriculum.
P.E. classes may be the only exercise some students do in a day. Since during the school year, most kids will spend the majority of their time in the classroom, it makes sense to include the federally recommended 60 minutes of exercise in the school day. By removing those classes, schools could be unwittingly contributing to a student’s decline in health. Furthermore, with the rise of childhood obesity, it makes sense to factor a little physical activity into each student’s day. Just 30 minutes of exercise a day can make a significant difference to overall health.
A potent line of thunderstorms will sweep across the Northeast into Saturday night with damaging winds, hail and downpours.
Soaking rain and locally severe thunderstorms will take aim at the eastern United States around the middle of next week.
A large part of South America will be treated to a "ring of fire" solar eclipse on Sunday, but only if the weather cooperates.
After record-shattering warmth baked the mid-Atlantic and Northeast to end the past week, much colder air is set to make a comeback later this weekend.
A widespread outbreak of severe weather is threatening a large portion of the Midwest.
Flooding created chaos for hundreds in California this week, while a deadly wind storm slammed the United Kingdom.
A line of severe thunderstorms will march across the northeastern United States into Saturday night with the potential for flash flooding, damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes.
Polar air will continue to blast the United Kingdom throughout March, making it feel like an extended winter for the British Isles.