Let’s add yoga to stretch the health benefits of PE

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We have an obesity crisis on our hands – and we’re missing a trick.

I have a love/hate relationship with the gym: it’s the idea of being fit versus feeling out of my depth. The fancy jacuzzi, pretty lighting and snazzy machines versus the faff of getting changed afterwards.

But, unlike pupils, I have as much time as I give myself. Is it really a surprise that they aren’t enthusiastic about getting sweaty and red-faced when they have to throw their clothes on in two minutes without showering (because they are too embarrassed)?

It baffles me that PE lessons aren’t timetabled as double lessons ...

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