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  • 1. The Importance of Physical Education in schools
  • 2.  
  • 3.  
  • 4.
    • The percentage of overweight and obese kids
    • has more than doubled
    • over the past 30 years.
  • 5.
    • 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.
  • 6.
    • 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).
  • 7.
    • Health risks associated with being overweight or obese include
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol
    • Asthma
    • Arthritis
  • 8. Physical activity among children and adolescents is important because of the related health benefits. What health related benefits??
  • 9.
    • 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
  • 10. 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.
  • 11.
    • When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym on a treadmill or lifting weights.
  • 12. But for kids, exercise means playing and being physically active.
  • 13. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, soccer practice, or dance class.
  • 14.
    • They're also exercising when they're at recess, riding bikes, or playing tag.
  • 15. The Three Elements of Fitness
    • endurance
    • strength
    • flexibility
  • 16. 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 )
  • 17. How Much Exercise Is Enough?
    • The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) offers expanded activity guidelines
  • 18. 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
  • 19.
    • 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.
  • 20.
    • Combining regular physical activity with a healthy diet
    • is the key to a healthy lifestyle .
  • 21.
    • Presentation created by:
    • April (Kees) Beard
    • (FSU)
    • Engaging all students in
    • physical activity