Unit 1

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What is Growth?
An increase in length or heigh, weight and dimensions.
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What are the key features of Birth and Infancy (0-2 years)?
Infants grow fast reaching approximately half their adult height by the time they are 2 years old. At around 1 year old infants can walk and by 2 years of age they can run.
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What are the key features of childhood (3-8years)?
Children continue to grow at a steady pace. They continue to develop strength and coordination.
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What are the key features of adolescence (9-18years)?
Adolescence experience growth spurts. They develop sexual characteristics during puberty.
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What are the key features of early adulthood (19-45years)?
Young adults reach the peak of their physical fitness.
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What are the key features of middle adulthood (46-65years)?
The ageing process begins with some loss of strength and stamina. Women go through menopause.
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What are the key features of later adulthood (65+years)?
The ageing process continues with gradual loss of mobility. Older adults will experience a loss of height of up to a few centimetres.
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What are the four principles of growth?
1) growth rates are not constant. 2) different parts of the body grow at different rates. 3) growth rates vary between children. 4) the growth of boys is usuallt faster than girls, as men tend to be taller than women.
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Infants grow fast reaching approximately half their adult height by the time they are 2 years old. At around 1 year old infants can walk and by 2 years of age they can run.

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What are the key features of Birth and Infancy (0-2 years)?

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Children continue to grow at a steady pace. They continue to develop strength and coordination.

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Adolescence experience growth spurts. They develop sexual characteristics during puberty.

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Young adults reach the peak of their physical fitness.

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