About This Chapter
Health & Wellness in Childhood & Adolescence- Chapter Summary
As an instructor, you'll need to be familiar with how to increase health and wellness in children and adolescents. You can learn about or refresh your knowledge on topics such as the risks to children's health and childhood stress. Other topics that you will find in this chapter includes:
- Health and wellness differences
- How to achieve wellness
- Different types of physical fitness
- Health during middle childhood and adolescence
- How behaviors and patterns can affect wellness
- Threats to health such as smoking and obesity
- How regular exercise is beneficial
When you go through the lessons in this chapter, you will have the chance to go through them as many times as you need. This allows you to study at a pace that is comfortable for you. Also, there are self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson. These quizzes are quick and give you immediate feedback. You will quickly find out what your strengths and weaknesses are so you can find out what you still need to study.
1. 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.
2. Maintaining Wellness Throughout the Lifespan
What does it mean to be well? How can we maintain wellness throughout the lifespan? This lesson will discuss wellness and will introduce different ways to maintain it throughout the lifespan.
3. Health-Related & Skill-Related Physical Fitness
In this lesson, you will learn about the difference between health-related physical fitness and skill-related physical fitness. You will also gain a clear understanding of the characteristics that are health-related or skill-related.
4. Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood
The United States is facing a crisis of childhood obesity. But how can we fight this epidemic? Watch this video to learn about how children grow in middle childhood and how fitness and nutrition can help with the problem of obesity.
5. Health and Fitness in Adolescence
Adolescence is a time of great physical change. However, many adolescents struggle with weight. Watch this lesson to learn more about those weight issues, including how they can fight obesity and issues with eating disorders.
6. Lifestyle Choices and Personal Wellness: Decisions, Behavior & Prevention
What are lifestyle choices? What are acute and chronic problems? Which U.S. agencies are important for disease prevention? You'll find out about this and more in this lesson!
7. Health Challenges in America: Smoking, Obesity, STDs & Eating Disorders
Even as a high-income nation with a relatively long life expectancy, America faces a number of health challenges. In this lesson, we discuss the basic facts of smoking, eating disorders, obesity and STDs and how these challenges affect our nation.
8. Major Risks to Children's Health
This lesson will examine the major risks to children's health. We will also discuss some ways that these deaths could be prevented and will end with a quiz to test your knowledge.
9. Long-Term Stress: Symptoms & Effects
You probably know what it's like to feel 'stressed out.' What you might not know is that high levels of stress left unattended for long periods of time can wear you down emotionally and physically. Stress in life is unavoidable. The key is recognizing the signs and learning how to manage them.
10. Stress and Resilience in Middle Childhood
Childhood can be a stressful time. But what causes children to feel stress, and how can they deal with it? Watch this lesson to find out what factors impact how much stress a child feels, and what properties of resilience allow children to deal with stress.
11. 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.
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- Biomechanical Principles
- Sports & Recreational Activities
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- Soccer History & Rules
- Volleyball History & Rules
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- Individual, Dual & Team Sports & Games
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- Role of Physical Education in Student Learning
- Physical Education Teacher Planning & Instruction
- Positive Physical Education Learning Environments
- Physical Education Program Goals & Administration
- Effective Communication in Physical Education Classrooms
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- Using Technology in Physical Education
- Professional Development for Physical Education Teachers
- Laws & Legislation Affecting Physical Education
- Safety & First Aid for the Physical Education Classroom
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