This blog covers the 3 main muscle groups, you should have your kids be concerned about when doing exercises. With exercise and being active, it's all about balance with being healthy!
In Physical Education, we are looking for a couple things:
- Good cardiorespiratory endurance
- Building on upper body, core muscular strength/endurance
Cardiorespiratory Endurance is about how your heart and lungs work together to supply oxygen to skeletal muscles during long periods of physical activity. If you can run a mile without getting tired, you have good C.R. Endurance. For little ones (and ADULTS too!), it is recommended that they should be able to be active for a total of 60 minutes every day.
Muscular Strength and Endurance (Upper body/Core)
In children, my general observation is a lot of them have trouble doing certain exercises and movements due to lack of upper body and core muscular strength and endurance. Now will this blog be about weight training and how to make your child the perfect athlete? No way! But I will give you some tips and tricks on how your child can develop and do more things than he or she knew he or she could do. (Mom and dad, why don't you try too?)
Some examples of quick exercises (how to do each will be in the video):
- Planks (for time)
- Exploding stars
Modifications can be made for people with disabilities and injuries. If you have any questions, ask them in the comment section below, and I can definitely help out to make sure these are done safely! Thank you!