Is a form of conditioning the body that is part of a child's growth development. Important to exercise and eat well to decrease heart disease and related circulatory problems.
- It is important to establish physical fitness programs in schools because it reinforces the importance of exercise and allows children to complete tasks that require endurance, strength, and flexibility.
-teachers should be aware that the natural patterns of movement in children and adolescents are different than adults
-children use basic aerobic and bone-strengthening activities, such as running, hopping, skipping, jumping, to development movement patterns and skills. They alternate brief periods of moderate and vigorous physical activity with brief periods of rest. Any episode of moderate or vigorous physical activity, however brief, counts towards the daily recommendation of 60 minutes per day.
-children also commonly increase muscle strength through unstructured activities that involve lifting or moving their body weight or working against resistance. They don't usually need formal muscle-strengthening programs, such as lifting weights.