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    Benefits Benefits Presentation Transcript

    • The Importance of Physical Education in schools
      • The percentage of overweight and obese kids
      • has more than doubled
      • over the past 30 years.
      • Although many factors contribute to this epidemic, children are becoming more sedentary.
      • In other words, they're sitting around a lot more than they used to.
      • According to the Kaiser Family Foundation,
      • the average child spends 5½ hours on all
      • screen media combined!
      • (TV, videos and DVDs, computer time outside of schoolwork, and video games).
      • Health risks associated with being overweight or obese include
      • Type 2 diabetes
      • High blood pressure
      • High cholesterol
      • Asthma
      • Arthritis
    • Physical activity among children and adolescents is important because of the related health benefits. What health related benefits??
      • have stronger muscles and bones
      • have a leaner body because exercise helps control body fat
      • be less likely to become overweight
      • decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
      • possibly lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels
      • have a better outlook on life
    • What are our state requirements for Physical Edcation?
      • West Virginia
      • For grades K-8, P.E. is required every year. Grades 9-12 must complete one class.
      • When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym on a treadmill or lifting weights.
    • But for kids, exercise means playing and being physically active.
    • Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, soccer practice, or dance class.
      • They're also exercising when they're at recess, riding bikes, or playing tag.
    • The Three Elements of Fitness
      • endurance
      • strength
      • flexibility
    • If you've ever watched kids on a playground, you've seen the three elements of fitness:
      • run away from the kid who's "it“
      • ( endurance )
      • cross the monkey bars
      • ( strength )
      • bend down to tie their shoes
      • ( flexibility )
    • How Much Exercise Is Enough?
      • The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) offers expanded activity guidelines
    • Break up into bouts of 15 minutes or more 1 hour or more School age 60 minutes planned physical activity AND 60 minutes unstructured physical activity (free play) 2 hours Preschooler 30 minutes planned physical activity AND 60 minutes unstructured physical activity (free play) 1 ½ hours Toddler Physical activity should encourage motor development No specific requirements Infant Comments Minimum Daily Activity Age
      • When kids regularly engage in aerobic activity, the heart beats faster and a person breathes harder.
      • Aerobic activity strengthens the heart and improves the body's ability to deliver oxygen to all its cells.
      • Combining regular physical activity with a healthy diet
      • is the key to a healthy lifestyle .
      • Presentation created by:
      • April (Kees) Beard
      • (FSU)
      • Engaging all students in
      • physical activity