The Three Elements of Fitness:
Strength can be increased by doing push-ups, stomach crunches, pull-ups, climbing, and other muscle toning activities.
Flexibility for children can be increased through play. Most children are a lot more flexible than their parents.
endurance - ability to run over time
strength - single physical event
flexibility - ability to move through full range of motion
Endurance can be improved by
regularly engaging in aerobic activity. This is exercise that involves
the heart beating faster and breathing harder. Activities that increase
cardiovascular endurance are: hiking, biking, soccer, basketball,
swimming, jogging, walking, and any other activity that involves
breathing and increasing heart rate.
The National Association for
Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) suggest that school age children
get at least 1 hour of physical activity a day - broken up into 15