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  • 1. Children
    and
    Exercise
    Community Project
    By Heather Frazier
  • 2. Everyone can improve from exercise. No matter what age, sex, and or ability level.
    This presentation will focus primarily on adolescents any ability level.
  • 3. 3 points will be examined
    Why is exercise needed?
    Why our kids aren't getting as much exercise as they need.
    How to increase their amount of exercise and have fun doing it.
  • 4. Did you know?
    According to The Impact of Nutrition and Exercise on Student’s Lives by Betty Kern,33% of adolescents are overweight.
  • 5. Or That?
    Overweight teens are 80% more likely to become overweight adults. It is feared that an increase in heart disease, strokes, cancer and other health problems will be seen as early as in their twenties for these individuals.
  • 6. Health problems that result from lack of exercise:
    • Obesity
    • 7. Depression and other psychological disorders
    • 8. ADD, ADHD, OCD, and ODD
    • 9. Asthma and other breathing problems such as sleep apnea
    • 10. Hormonal changes
    • 11. Metabolic syndrome
    • 12. Painful joints
    • 13. Growth plate effects
    • 14. Gallstones
    • 15. Build-up of pressure in fluid around the brain
    • 16. Insulin resistance
    • 17. Fatty liver disease
  • Exercise Can Help
    Strengthen heart and lungs
    Tone muscle
    Raise metabolism
    Increase flexibility
    Reduce stress
    Improve mood
    Reduce anxiety
    Reduce insomnia
    Improve self-esteem
    Improve body-image
    Help with weight maintenance/reduction
    Help deal with stress
  • 18. What can exercise do?
    Aerobic exercise helps all of the body systems learn to adapt…it helps regulate systems that are out of balance and enhances those systems that are not
    An Ohio State University study found that exercising to music may stimulate and increase cognitive arousal while helping to organize cognitive output
  • 19. The amount of exercise recommended by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education
    At least60 minutes to several hours a day of physical activity
    This does not have to be all at once
    Try not to do greater than 2 hours of vigorous exercise during the day.
    Physical activity needs to be moderate to vigorous
    Moderate activities
    Brisk walking
    Bicycling
    Playing actively
    Dancing
    Yoga
    Vigorous activities
    Jogging
    Jumping rope
    In-line skating
    Skate boarding
    Swimming
  • 20. Factors that affect kids not exercising
    Electronics
    Teens average 23 hours of TV viewing per week
    Additional “screen time” includes texting, video/computer games, internet, email…etc…
    The only physical activity most teens get each day is in physical education class
    Lack of social groups (especially children with lower ability levels)
  • 21. How can we increase the amount of exercise?
    Limit TV or game playing and save it until your child has played for a certain amount of time with a peer or doing some sort of gross motor activity.
    Better yet use TV and game playing as a reinforcer. Only given when certain behavior has occurred for example their room is clean.
  • 22. Active Gaming
    Active gaming is the combination of video games and physical activity. Children can play with the video games, while being physically active. They also include active learning games that are technology driven activities that provide students with an academic game focus while being physically active.
    WiiSports
    Dance Dance Revolution
    Brain Bike
  • 23. What can you do together?
    Join a sport or go to a camp. Both give your child an automatic social group and if you are the parent of a child with a disability you know the importance of this social group.
  • 24. Plan activities that make you get up and move around.
    Teenagers
    • Take a walk
    • 25. Dance
    • 26. Walk the Dog 
    • 27. Ride a bike 
    • 28. Take the stairs
    • 29. Play ball with your family 
    • 30. Wash cars or do yard work 
    • 31. Go swimming
    • 32. Take an aerobics or kickboxing class 
    • 33. Try in-line skating (with proper equipment)
    Younger children
    Red Rover
    Freeze tag
    Relay races
    Hide and go seek
    Take a walk
    Dance
    Walk the Dog 
    Ride a bike 
    Play ball with your family 
    Wash cars
    Do yard work 
  • 34. Our children need an hour of exercise per day. Getting this exercise can be difficult. There are ways to increase exercise while keeping it fun. Try these out and help your child improve physically, socially, and mentally!
  • 35. Resources
    The Impact of Nutrition & Exercise on Student’s Lives PE Fit by Betty Kern, MS, CSCS
    Moving Into the Future, (2004). NASPE http://www.pejournal.com/handouts/impact_of_nutrition_exercise_on_students_lives.pdf
    http://www.pecentral.org/activegaming/whatisactivegaming.html