Fitness Facts

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 minute bouts.