Physical Activity. Year 8. What is Physical A ctivity ??. Physical Activity is a broad term meaning any bodily movement that uses up energy. Physical activity includes all activity that you do each day, including:
Physical Activity Year 8
What is Physical Activity?? • Physical Activity is a broad term meaning any bodily movement that uses up energy. Physical activity includes all activity that you do each day, including: • structured or planned activities (such as sport or organised recreation activities like yoga, walking groups or aerobics classes) • unstructured or lifestyle activities (such as household chores, gardening, walking to and from public transport or cycling for fun) • Queensland government - ww.your30.qld.gov.au
Types of Physical Activity • There are many types of physical activities including • competitive, • non competitive and • recreational, • Sports or activities can fit into more than one area.
Competitive Physical Activity • Competitive activity is very appealing to many people and is usually organized and can be both individual and group. • Examples include • swimming • athletics • football • soccer • netball • tennis.
Non – Competitive Physical Activity • Competitive activity is not for everyone as there are ways to be active that in a non competitive environment. • Examples include • walking • running • swimming • social ball sports.
Recreational Physical Activity • Can be competitive or non competitive but usually involve nature or the outdoors. • Examples include • Bushwalking • Cycling • Surfing • Skate boarding
How much Physical Activity should I be doing? • Physical Activity Recommendations for 12-18 year olds • At least 60 minutes of physical activity every day is recommended. • This can built up throughout the day with a variety of activities. • Physical activity should be done at moderate to vigorous intensity. • There are heaps of fun ways to do it: • Moderate activities like brisk walking, bike riding with friends, skateboarding and dancing. • Vigorous activities such as football, netball, soccer, running, swimming laps or training for sport. • Vigorous activities are those that make you “huff and puff”. • For additional health benefits, try to include 20 minutes or more of vigorous activity at least three to four days a week. • Department of health and ageing- www.health.gov.au
So why be active? • Benefits • Reduction in risk of heart disease by as much as half • Reduced risk of stroke • Reduced risk of having high blood pressure and high cholesterol • Prevention of obesity and weight management • Improved quality of life and long term health • Improved fitness and stamina • Stronger immune system • Increased energy • Improved social health • Improvement in sleep.
So how do you get active? • How many minutes of physical activity do you undertake in per week? • What physical activities do you participate in? • THINK PAIR SHARE