A context-specific physical education programme for senior-phase primary and high schools in resource-poor communities in the Western Cape
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The benefits of exercise are widely accepted. A better quality of life is one of the many benefits associated with regular exercise, as well as a decreased risk of a variety of diseases. There are also psychological and emotional benefits, and the attainment of basic movement skills which form the foundation of movement. Greater school engagement, improved academic performance and enhanced physical health are more benefits of physical education (PE). A reduction in depression, anxiety and stress are some of the other benefits that have been reported. However, physical activity (PA) practices among South African school learners are insufficient to promote health and prevent chronic disease.