Because of remote learning, school children have no opportunity to attend physical education classes.
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With many schools closed, children's health could suffer.
Strong PE programs encourage students to remain physically active for life.
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Youth physical inactivity was already a problem before COVID-19, but it doesn't have to stay that way.
Improving social, physical and psychological abilities.
There are many ways for children and teens to stay active.
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The cost and the hassles involved can stand in the way of kids joining teams and taking part in organized activities. So can cultural barriers.
Schools could use bushwalking as an activity and link it to lessons in other subjects such as geography and science.
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We need to keep active and exercise to stay healthy. So why not teach school kids some of the activities they'd go on to enjoy later in life?
Young people spend too much time sitting still. When they get a chance to move, it should not be stressful.
Some Nordic school kids are doing an average of two to three hours of physical activity a week. Does Australia need to lift its game?
Specialist teachers and hours of compulsory physical education a week are keeping Nordic school children moving. When it comes to physical activity, Australia could do better.
Getting young people active just requires some creative thinking.
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A new study reports that school-based physical activity interventions are ineffective in improving young people's activity levels. But we just need to think outside the box if we want them to work.
There has been a tenfold increase in the worldwide prevalence of childhood obesity over the past four decades.
On the sidelines.
Physical education is for every body - as long as it's male.
Physical activity is vitally important for health, but PE at school can run the risk of putting children off exercise for life.
Cutting PE lessons to boost exam results is madness – it's time for sport in schools to go mainstream.
Physical activity improves memory, problem-solving and decision-making ability. Active children have better executive functioning, including planning, self-regulation and the ability to perform demanding tasks with greater accuracy.
Sport and other physical activity is vital to the developing bodies and minds of children; for those with disabilities it can be hard to access and is yet even more important.
Celtic’s goal should be shared by others.
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The Scottish club's move to support women's struggles with menstruation and sport is the first of its kind.
The Daily Mile started in a primary school in central Scotland six years ago. Now it has spread to 3,600 schools in 35 countries.
The “feeling” of hitting a well-timed tennis shot is lost in exergames.
Exergames should be used to replace sedentary video games, not traditional physical education.
Joe Root: Thank God he was born in Yorkshire.
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It's not just about physical training and psychology, sport is influenced by your location.
Not as fast as they used to be.
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Children's fitness has been declining even faster over the past six years than in the decade before.
Faster out of the blocks.
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