Unit 8

Lifelong Physical Activities



  • Health
  • Physical Activities


  • Health is multidimensional and influenced by individual and group actions and environments
  • Health includes physical, social, emotional and cognitive (relating to thought processes, reasoning and intuition) dimensions
  • Personal, social, cultural and environmental factors influence behaviours and choices including eating and physical activity.
  • Individual and group action can promote health and wellbeing, including safety
  • Application of appropriate techniques for fundamental and simple specialised movement skills can enhance physical performance and participation in  physical activities
  • Working cooperatively, and being aware of others and fair play, can enhance the experience of physical activities for individuals and groups

Physical Activities

  • Fundamental and simple specialised movement skills are elements of physical activity
  • Regular participation in physical activity can improve movement capacities, personal development and health and wellbeing
  • Regular participation in physical activity can enhance cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and health and wellbeing
  • Modifying techniques and selectively applying movement concepts can enhance physical performance and increase enjoyment in physical activities