Because of all of this, it is important to start young and by having these National Standards we can do so. Health is a big issue, especially in this country where a good amount of our population is obese. If students can be taught how to live a healthy lifestyle then we can decrease this national epidemic. Many schools now have students create their own fitness plans so it helps students understand the importance of health safety. I feel as though through NASPE and other organizations that PE is headed in a great direction and students now are attending more PE classes and not "gym" classes so they are becoming more physically educated than students of the past.