Ch 29: Health & Physical Education in Early Childhood Education

About This Chapter

This chapter focuses on information related to health and P.E. in early childhood education. You'll explore various subject-relevant concepts while defining key terms and learning about the benefits and significance of physical activity.

Health & Physical Education in Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary

This chapter goes over numerous topics to consider when it comes to health and physical education, and it's particularly angled towards early childhood education. In this chapter, you'll review key subjects such as nutrition, current trends in P.E., and health behaviors and promotion as well as all of the following:

  • The dimensions of health and wellness
  • Nutritional needs of children
  • Making positive nutritional decisions
  • The definition and components of physical health
  • Aerobics, strength training, and stretching

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10 Lessons in Chapter 29: Health & Physical Education in Early Childhood Education
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Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation

1. Health Behaviors and Promotion: Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, we will discuss health promotion, health behavior, and the three different kinds of disease prevention strategies you can employ to stay healthy for as long as possible.

Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions

2. Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions

It's important to be happy and healthy! This lesson will contrast between health and wellness as well as what the different dimension of wellness are and how they interact.

What is Nutrition?

3. What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is the process of taking in nutrients from the foods you eat. Learn about the six nutrients needed for energy, maintenance of tissues and regulation of bodily processes: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins and minerals.

Children's Nutritional Needs

4. Children's Nutritional Needs

In this lesson, you will learn about the nutritional needs for preschoolers and school age children. You will gain an understanding of recommended caloric requirements and food choices.

Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources

5. Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources

This lesson will help you see how easy it is to track what you eat and change your diet for the better. It will also provide you with additional information on where a wealth of information on healthy nutrition can be found.

What Is Physical Health? - Definition, Components & Examples

6. What Is Physical Health? - Definition, Components & Examples

Physical health is critical for overall well-being and is the most visible of the various dimensions of health, which also include social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and environmental health. Some of the most obvious and serious signs that we are unhealthy appear physically. Addressing this dimension is crucial for anyone attempting to sustain overall health and wellness.

Current Trends in Physical Education

7. Current Trends in Physical Education

Back in the day, physical education classes were all about dodge ball, kick ball, and other fun team sports. Today, not so much. The lack of activity in children's free time has meant a new look at how physical education is taught in schools. Read on to find out what this means to crab soccer players today.

The Benefits of Exercise on the Developing Brain

8. The Benefits of Exercise on the Developing Brain

The brain continues to change as you age and develop. This lesson examines the interaction of exercise with the brain, and subsequent changes to cognition.

The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

9. The Benefits of Regular Physical Activity: Mental Health, Stress & Life Span

The mind and body can greatly benefit from even 30 minutes of exercise a day. Find out exactly what impact regular exercise can have on your mind, body, and lifespan in this video lesson.

Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

10. Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

Ever wonder what stretching, strength training, and aerobic exercises are? You'll learn about them in this lesson. You'll also find out what some basic recommendations are for each type of exercise.

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