Greek body development had three main objectives: 1) National Defense; 2) Mental Development; & 3) Physical Form & Proportion. A great deal of their education system actually involved “physical education” because they knew it developed a higher intelligence and better citizens.
Less than five US states now require PE all the way through high school…and look at our culture now.
Step back–then step forward back into progress.
Source: Dudley Sargent, MD (1906)