Exercise: The Motion Potion

STUDENTS: Module 1: Science in the Personal & Social Perspectives

Our icon for exercise.Exercise: The Motion Potion Explores what happens to our bodies during exercise and why it can be beneficial.

Physical fitness is:
Exercise icona composite of intellectual, emotional, social, and physical
Exercise iconcomprised of muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility
Exercise icona state of cardiovascular health that enables a person to
exercise large muscle groups for long periods of time.

"Exercise and recreation...are as necessary as reading. I will rather say, more necessary, because health is worth more than learning."

...Thomas Jefferson

A guy riding a bicycle.

Biking is excellent (don't forget your helmet). Today, we rush but usually in cars!

A bouncing basketball.

Our students run a race. A "personal health environment" consists of all the lifestyle factors which influence physical, emotional, and social health. These factors can include diet, exercise, stress, and external environmental influences such as smog, excessive heat or cold, or allergens.
Physical fitness is one way to keep the body balanced and to reduce the threat from environmental hazards. A regular exercise program that becomes a habit now will affect the body in the future as well as today.

Boy in motion.

Cheerleaders practicing.
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