This curriculum helps students develop an understanding of what they need in order to make a commitment to lifelong healthy,active living and develop the capacity to live satisfying, productive lives. Healthy, active living benefits both individuals and society in many ways. Research has shown a connection between increased levels of physical activity and better academic achievement, better concentration, better classroom behaviour, and more focused learning. Other benefits include improvements in psychological well-being, physical capacity,self-concept, and the ability to cope with stress. The expectations that make up this curriculum also provide the opportunity for students to develop social skills and emotional well-being. In health and physical education, students will learn the skills needed to be successful in life as active, healthy, and socially responsible citizens.