Physical education gives students the knowledge and skills to make the most of their physical and mental abilities. It gives them building blocks for good health: physical fitness and skill, coordination, and good sportsmanship. Students learn to assess their own physical fitness and maintain healthy levels of physical activity. They learn new skills and improve performance, while gaining the self-discipline to take part in individual and group activities. Students, who participate in physical education activities on a regular basis, learn the benefits of the participation and value its contribution to a healthy lifestyle.