In this chapter, various aspects of physical activity are explored as foundations for the development of lifelong physical activity participation. As the global burden of non-communicable diseases increases, the importance of developing physical activity and exercise in childhood and adolescence has never been more significant. Participation in physical activity is a complex behaviour, influenced by socio-demographic, environmental, personal and behavioural variables. This chapter outlines strategies for the inclusion of physical activity and links to health and wellbeing.
|Title of host publication||Teaching health and physical education in early childhood and primary years|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press Australia and New Zealand|
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Apr 2019|