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Ch 2: Physical Fitness & Development

About This Chapter

This chapter takes a close look at the different forms and considerations of physical fitness and development. It examines the subject within early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence.

Physical Fitness & Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter dissects physical fitness and development as it applies to age groups from early childhood through adolescence. It reviews fundamental understanding of health and skill-related physical fitness as well as development before delving into the following topics:

  • Physical growth in early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence
  • Nourishment, health, and safety concerns in early childhood
  • Health and fitness in middle childhood and adolescence

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8 Lessons in Chapter 2: Physical Fitness & Development
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Health-Related & Skill-Related Physical Fitness

1. 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.

What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

2. What Is Physical Development? - Definition and Examples

Everyone grows and changes throughout their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at some important times in physical development, including childhood and old age, and how physical development contributes to other types of development.

Physical Development in Early Childhood

3. Physical Development in Early Childhood

Between the ages of two and seven, children grow and develop dramatically. Watch this lesson to look at some of the physical developments in early childhood, including balance, fine motor coordination and brain development.

Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood

4. Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood

As children grow and develop, so do threats to their health. From nutrition and childhood obesity to accidents, this lesson will explore the issues that face children in early childhood and what parents can do to deal with them.

Physical Development in Middle Childhood

5. Physical Development in Middle Childhood

Between the ages of seven and twelve, children physically grow and change in ways that influence every part of their lives. In this lesson, we'll look at the ways that physical and brain development impact emotional and intellectual abilities.

Health and Fitness in Middle Childhood

6. 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.

Physical Growth in Adolescence

7. Physical Growth in Adolescence

Adolescents go through many physical changes. Watch this lesson to find out some of the physical developments that happen during adolescence, including those related to puberty, growth spurts and gender differences in growth.

Health and Fitness in Adolescence

8. 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.

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