Physical education has three principal aspects:
(1) control and discipline of the functioning of the body,
(2) an integral, methodical and harmonious development of all the parts and movements of the body and
(3) correction of any defects and deformities.
It may be said that from the very first days, even the first hours of his life, the child should undergo the first part of this programme as far as food, sleep, evacuation, etc. are concerned. If the child, from the very beginning of his existence, learns good habits, it will save him a good deal of trouble and inconvenience for the rest of his life; and besides, those who have the responsibility of caring for him during his first years will find their task very much easier.
Ref: On Education