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Benefits

  1. 1. The Importance of Physical Education in schools
  2. 4. <ul><li>The percentage of overweight and obese kids </li></ul><ul><li>has more than doubled </li></ul><ul><li>over the past 30 years. </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>Although many factors contribute to this epidemic, children are becoming more sedentary. </li></ul><ul><li>In other words, they're sitting around a lot more than they used to. </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, </li></ul><ul><li>the average child spends 5½ hours on all </li></ul><ul><li>screen media combined! </li></ul><ul><li>(TV, videos and DVDs, computer time outside of schoolwork, and video games). </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Health risks associated with being overweight or obese include </li></ul><ul><li>Type 2 diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>High blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>High cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>Asthma </li></ul><ul><li>Arthritis </li></ul>
  6. 8. Physical activity among children and adolescents is important because of the related health benefits. What health related benefits??
  7. 9. <ul><li>have stronger muscles and bones </li></ul><ul><li>have a leaner body because exercise helps control body fat </li></ul><ul><li>be less likely to become overweight </li></ul><ul><li>decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>possibly lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels </li></ul><ul><li>have a better outlook on life </li></ul>
  8. 10. What are our state requirements for Physical Edcation? <ul><li>West Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>For grades K-8, P.E. is required every year. Grades 9-12 must complete one class. </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym on a treadmill or lifting weights. </li></ul>
  10. 12. But for kids, exercise means playing and being physically active.
  11. 13. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, soccer practice, or dance class.
  12. 14. <ul><li>They're also exercising when they're at recess, riding bikes, or playing tag. </li></ul>
  13. 15. The Three Elements of Fitness <ul><li>endurance </li></ul><ul><li>strength </li></ul><ul><li>flexibility </li></ul>
  14. 16. If you've ever watched kids on a playground, you've seen the three elements of fitness: <ul><li>run away from the kid who's &quot;it“ </li></ul><ul><li> ( endurance ) </li></ul><ul><li>cross the monkey bars </li></ul><ul><li> ( strength ) </li></ul><ul><li>bend down to tie their shoes </li></ul><ul><li> ( flexibility ) </li></ul>
  15. 17. How Much Exercise Is Enough? <ul><li>The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) offers expanded activity guidelines </li></ul>
  16. 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
  17. 19. <ul><li>When kids regularly engage in aerobic activity, the heart beats faster and a person breathes harder. </li></ul><ul><li>Aerobic activity strengthens the heart and improves the body's ability to deliver oxygen to all its cells. </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>Combining regular physical activity with a healthy diet </li></ul><ul><li>is the key to a healthy lifestyle . </li></ul>
  19. 21. <ul><li>Presentation created by: </li></ul><ul><li>April (Kees) Beard </li></ul><ul><li>(FSU) </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging all students in </li></ul><ul><li>physical activity </li></ul>

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