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Title: Physical Fitness and Wellness for Children Intelligence and


1
Physical Fitness and Wellness for Children
  • Intelligence and Skill Can Only Function at the
    Peak of Their Capacity When the Body Is Healthy
    and Strong.
  • John F. Kennedy

2
Physical Fitness and Health
  • The Surgeon Generals Report , the National
    Standards for Physical Education, the Physical
    Activity for Children Guidelines, and the
    American Heart Association all recommend that
  • children need 30-60 minutes of moderate
    physical activity 5 days per week.

3
Principles of Fitness Training
  • Frequency How often are you physically active?
  • Intensity How hard do you workout/exercise?
  • Duration How long do you exercise?

4
Physical Activity Pyramid
  • Established by COPEC in 1998
  • Sets four levels of activity

5
Physical Activity Pyramid
6
Physical Activity Pyramid
  • Level 1 involves activities with large muscle
    groups and have very little formal organization
    active play.
  • Level 2 activities that have an aerobic effect.
  • Level 3 activities to reinforce the fitness
    concepts of muscular strength and flexibility.
  • Level 4 set aside for quiet time activities

7
Physical Fitness A Definition
  • Physical Fitness is the bodys ability to
    function efficiently and effectively in work and
    leisure activities, to resist diseases, and to
    meet emergency situations.
  • Health-Related Fitness emphasis on developing
    good habits for a healthy lifestyle at an early
    age.

8
Health-Related Fitness Components
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance

9
Health-Related Fitness Components (cont.)
  • Flexibility

10
Health-Related Fitness Components (cont.)
  • Cardiovascular Efficiency

11
Health-Related Fitness Components (cont.)
  • Body Composition

12
Physical Fitness Concepts
  • Physical fitness is important for good health.
  • PF improves with regular physical activity and
    exercise.
  • Being physically active is FUN!
  • Good exercise and physical activity habits begin
    in childhood.
  • Children want to be active.

13
Physical Fitness Concepts (cont.)
  • Physical Activity should be a daily habit, like
    brushing your teeth.
  • Fitness has several components and a truly fit
    person is healthy in each.
  • Active play and physical activity has positive
    health benefits.

14
Wellness
  • Wellness is optimal health and well-being. Along
    with physical fitness it is
  • Emotional
  • Mental
  • Spiritual
  • Social
  • Environmental

15
Wellness (cont.)
  • Nutrition
  • Food is the fuel for activity
  • Physical activity and good nutrition are the team
    for good health and well-being.
  • Good nutrition is essential for people of all
    ages.
  • Good nutrition includes fats, carbohydrates, and
    proteins in the right amounts.

16
Wellness (cont.)
  • Water makes up 50-60 of total body weight and is
    critical for survival. The more active one is,
    the more water that is necessary.

17
Wellness (cont.)
  • Personal Safety
  • Bike, auto, fire, and water
  • Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Abuse
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco can kill you
  • There is no such thing as experimenting with
    drugs
  • Physical activity is a healthy replacement for
    drugs, alcohol, and tobacco

18
Wellness (cont.)
  • Personal and Social Responsibility
  • I will respect myself and others.
  • I will not hurt myself or others.
  • I am responsible for myself, my actions, and my
    behavior.
  • I know that all choices have positive or negative
    consequences

19
Wellness (cont.)
  • Mental/Emotional Health
  • Accept me as I am.
  • Love me.
  • All children have the right and the need to be
    loved.
  • Accept all children, even on their worst days.

20
Wellness (cont.)
  • Suggestions for Fostering a Positive Climate for
    Emotional Wellness (Page and Page, 1993)
  • Quickly learn the names of children and call them
    by name.
  • Be sensitive to diverse cultures, ethnicities,
    and races.
  • Expect no problems. Expect students to be
    competent, capable, and eager to learn.

21
Wellness (cont.)
  • Climate for Emotional Wellness (cont.)
  • When problems arise, handle them immediately and
    consistently.
  • Avoid sarcasm, ridicule, and belittling remarks
    help students do the same.
  • Avoid all suggestions of criticism, anger, or
    frustration. (Make personal corrections in
    private.)
  • Create an at ease atmosphere.

22
Wellness (cont.)
  • Climate for Emotional Wellness (cont.)
  • Arrange for a high ratio of successes to
    failures.
  • Demonstrate the characteristics of effective
    teachers warmth, friendliness, fairness, good
    sense of humor, enthusiasm, empathy, openness,
    spontaneity, adaptability, and a democratic
    governing style.

23
Wellness (cont.)
  • Solutions Before Problems American Academy of
    Pediatrics states that all adults involved in
    childrens lives have the responsibility to
    ensure that all children have
  • Security- the feeling they are safe and can trust
    themselves and others.
  • Order and organization
  • Love- unconditional.

24
Wellness (cont.)
  • Solutions Before Problems (cont.)
  • Understanding and patience they will model for
    others.
  • Truth and honesty from adults.
  • Identity, independence, and influence a sense
    that they count.
  • Opportunities to explore and to expand their
    world freely and happily.

25
Wellness (cont.)
  • Solutions Before Problems (cont.)
  • Nurturing guidance and discipline to help them
    learn self-control and self-respect.
  • Successful life experiences that give them a
    sense of personal competence and pride and
    enhance their self-esteem.
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