Rounders or all-roundness? Are your kids getting enough from their P.E lessons? – By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

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Rounders or all-roundness?

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Are your kids getting enough from their P.E lessons?

In a study published in the May 2015 edition of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, titled: “Benefits of Strength and Skill-based Training during Primary School Physical Education”, it was found that primary school children partaking in fundamental integrative training (FIT) improved their aerobic capacity and muscular fitness.

Fundamental integrative training (FIT) is a strength and skilled based exercise program that incorporates both health and skill related fitness components. The kids took part in roughly 15 minutes of exercises prior to their normal P.E class twice a week.

With the trend in childhood obesity on the rise, it’s worth taking note of this latest research and how a little exercise can go a long way in terms of all-round health.

http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Abstract/2015/05000/Benefits_of_Strength_and_Skill_based_Training.14.aspx

 

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