Presentation on theme: "Year 8. What is Physical Activity?? Physical Activity is a broad term meaning any bodily movement that uses up energy. Physical activity includes all."— Presentation transcript:
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.auww.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.auwww.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