Lessons learned from COVID-19 in schools: the role of Physical Education in promoting health

Amaya Jimeno-Almazán, Javier Courel-Ibáñez, Jesús G Pallarés

Submited: 2020-12-23 05:46:51 | Published: 2021-07-28 10:52:25

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5027/jmh-Vol18-Issue2(2021)art121

Objective: To comment on the role of Physical Education in promoting health during the pandemic time.

Key Points

  • The measures imposed to control the transmission of COVID-19 have caused a negative impact on physical activity among schoolchildren affecting their health.
  • Physical Education must be one of the fundamental elements for health promotion in the school population.
  • In addition to physical activity, Physical Education must integrate concepts related to medicine, physiology and nutrition to become an essential element of complete health training. 

Jimeno-Almazán A, Courel-Ibáñez J, Pallarés J. Lessons learned from COVID-19 in schools: the role of Physical Education in promoting health. Journ. M. Health. 2021;18(2). Disponible en: doi:10.5027/jmh-Vol18-Issue2(2021)art121 [Accessed 28 sep. 2021].
Jimeno-Almazán, A., Courel-Ibáñez, J., & Pallarés, J. (2021). Lessons learned from COVID-19 in schools: the role of Physical Education in promoting health. Journal of Movement & Health, 18(2). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5027/jmh-Vol18-Issue2(2021)art121

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