Edexcel GCSE PE Section 1 Revision Notes

PE notes on a 'Healthy, active Lifestyle'

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A healthy, active lifestyle
What is a healthy, active lifestyle?
Health is a state of wellbeing
Being healthy is more than just having a healthy body
Physical wellbeing
Your heart, kidneys and the rest of your body and organs are working well
You're not suffering from any diseases or injury
You're not physically weak or infirm so you can easily do everyday activities
Mental wellbeing
You don't have too much stress or anxiety
You're not suffering from a mental illness
You feel content and at peace with life
Social wellbeing
You have food, clothing and shelter
You have friends
You believe you have some worth in society
Staying healthy by leading a healthy, active lifestyle
Your lifestyle is the way you live your life
It includes everything you do meaning your work and hobbies
A healthy, active lifestyle adds to your physical, mental and social wellbeing. It includes doing
exercise and physical activity on a regular basis
How do you maintain a healthy, active lifestyle?
PERSONAL HYGEINE keep yourself clean to avoid diseases (and won't harm your social life)
EMOTIONAL HEALTH try to avoid stress and worry which can be caused by work and relationships
ALCOHOL/DRUG USE misuse of substances can lead to poor health
SAFETY if you have a dangerous job or hobby you are likely to harm yourself so use
the proper safe equipment
ENVIRONMENT pollution can cause respiratory problems which could affect your
DIET you need the right balance of nutrients so you can cope with your lifestyle
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Benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle
What benefits do you get from physical activity?
Social Doing physical activity can help you make friends with people of a
different age and background
It also helps you socialise with friends you already have
Cooperation and teamwork skills are improved by taking part in team
activities because you have to learn how to cooperate and work with
other people
Physical You can maintain or improve your health with regular physical activity
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Key influences that impact on achieving sustained involvement in physical
What factors influence the physical activity you do?
Culture AGE
People aged between 16-30 have lots of options for sports whereas people
over 50 may not have the same opportunities because they are physically
Sports such as weightlifting and long distance running can damage a young
person's body
Many sports such as rugby are seen as male only whereas netball can be
seen as only female
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Sporting and leisure activities go in and out of fashion very quickly
Aerobics was very fashionable in the 90s because of celebrity fitness videos
Sports clothing has also become more fashionable and if the clothes and
equipment are fashionable, people are more likely to take part in physical
Going to the gym is very fashionable at the moment so more gyms have
opened meaning more opportunities for those who want to be involved in
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Opportunities, pathways and initiatives for involvement in physical
What roles in sporting activities are available?
Coaches Coaches must
o know the sport very well
o have good training ideas and game winning tactics
o help players improve and analyse their performance, individually
and as a team
o be able to communicate ideas properly and thoroughly
Coaches are
o often ex-players who want to stay involved in sport
Team captains Team captains must
o Be highly skilled in their sport
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What levels of participation are there in sport?
There are 4 different levels when it comes to participating in sport and this can be shown in
the participation pyramid:
Stage 1- Foundation
You may not even understand the rules
You will be able to perform basic skills and movements
This level is often regarded at PE lessons at school
Stage 2- Participation
Regular physical activity
Competent at your chosen sport
To do it to socialise, improve health/fitness or for fun
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What opportunities are there for school children to get involved in physical
PE in School Sport and Clubs Links Strategy
The National Curriculum sets out the minimum amount of PE that all schools have to
Many schools offer exam courses, extra-curricular activities and proficiency testing
PESSCL is a government strategy aimed at getting 5-16 year olds doing at least 2 hours
of sport (PE lessons) a week
School Sport Partnership
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This is great. Thank you.

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