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NATIONAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES. Week 1. What you need to know. What are the benefits of being physically active? Why do we have the National Physical Activity Guidelines? What are the specific guidelines for each key group? What is the purpose of the physical activity pyramid?.

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What you need to know
What you need to know

  • What are the benefits of being physically active?

  • Why do we have the National Physical Activity Guidelines?

  • What are the specific guidelines for each key group?

  • What is the purpose of the physical activity pyramid?



Benefits of physical activity
Benefits of Physical Activity

  • In groups design a poster that identifies benefits of physical activity

  • Then, design an individual card for yourself to keep (homework)

  • See p.5 for information

  • Make sure it is colourful, creative and includes pictures


Costs of physical inactivity
Costs of Physical Inactivity

  • What do you think they are?

  • Read fig 1.3, p.6


Domains of physical activity
Domains of Physical Activity

  • Physical activity can be made up from a range of activities

    • Occupational:

    • Household/gardening:

    • Active transport:

    • Leisure:


National physical activity guidelines1
National Physical Activity Guidelines

  • Introduction

    • Read the opening paragraph from Leading Edge, p.6


National physical activity guidelines2
National Physical Activity Guidelines

  • The Australian Department of Health and Ageing has produced a set of guidelines on the minimum levels of physical activity required for optimum health and body weight.

  • They are not designed for high-level fitness or sports training, but are intended to provide realistic strategies for incorporating physical activity into our ______ lives.


Dimensions of npag
Dimensions of NPAG

F = Frequency

  • How many times per ______?

    I = Intensity

  • At what intensity is the activity undertaken?

  • How _____ are you working?

    D = Duration

  • How _____ is the activity undertaken per day or per week?

    T = Type

  • What activity is being undertaken?


Recommendations
Recommendations

  • NPAG has activity guidelines for a range of people:

    • Adults

    • Children and youth

    • Older people

    • Overweight and obese people


Four main adult guidelines
Four Main Adult Guidelines

  • Put together at least ____ minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on _____, preferably all, days

  • Think of movement as an ___________, not an inconvenience

  • Be active every day in as _____ ways as you can

  • If you can, enjoy some regular, ________ exercise for extra health and fitness


Adult npag
Adult NPAG

  • F = most (5), if not all, days of the week

  • I = __________

  • D = ___ minutes (it can be added up across the day)

  • T = a ______ of activities across all domains

  • Note: Incorporate vigorous intensity exercise 3-4 times per week for 30 minutes or more

    • Eg:


Children 5 12 and youth 13 18 npag
Children (5-12) and Youth (13-18) NPAG

  • F = every day

  • I = moderate-vigorous

  • D = ____ minutes and up to several hours (can be accumulated)

  • T = a range of activities, including weight bearing

    • Eg:

  • Note: Children should spend less than two hours per day using electronic media for entertainment

    • Eg:


Children and youth npag
Children and Youth NPAG

  • Supporting guidelines

    • Parents, teachers, coaches and adults should ensure activity environment is ____

    • Families, schools and the community have a shared responsibility to provide many opportunities for activity

    • Children who do little physical activity should start with 30 minutes and then slowly increase this over time

    • Children should have the opportunity to learn fundamental motor skills


Older people npag draft
Older People NPAG (Draft)

  • F = most, if not all, days of the week

  • I = moderate

  • D = 30 minutes

  • T = a range of activities with a focus on fitness, ________ and ________

    • Why?


Overweight and obese people npag
Overweight and Obese People NPAG

  • F = ______ day

  • I = low-moderate

  • D = 60 minutes (can be __________)

  • T = a range of activities, including aerobic type

  • Note: Once weight has been lost it is recommended that 60-90 minutes of activity per day be accumulated to avoid weight regain


Activity

In a group, design a poster that clearly outlines the NPAG for all types of people

Then, design an individual card for yourself to keep (homework)

See p. 8 for information

Make sure it is colourful, creative and includes pictures

Activity


Npag brochures
NPAG Brochures for all types of people

  • Read these regularly

  • Know them!


Physical activity pyramid
Physical Activity Pyramid for all types of people


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Physical Activity Pyramid for all types of people

  • Educates people about the types of activities required to enhance fitness, health and wellbeing.

  • People need to participate in all activities in all levels.

  • Like the healthy eating food pyramid, the bottom of the pyramid is activities that we should participate in the most, where as the top is the least.


Physical activity pyramid2
Physical Activity Pyramid for all types of people

  • Know this pyramid

  • Make your own  keep it on your desk


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