Physically Fit, Mentally Sharp

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The mind can only function optimally if the body is healthy. Children and teenagers who are physically fit are more likely to be attentive during class and therefore more willing to learn. A healthy body creates a strong immune system and a healthy mind. KAIS EMS students will have more confidence in social and academic situations, and carry with them a happy disposition and positive mindset. Schools in Japan have the responsibility to not only educate students about their health and the important role exercise plays, but they must also promote the development of their fitness through an effective physical education program, creating positive nutrition and exercise habits that last a lifetime and will improve the students’ overall health.

Fitness Goals

• To foster healthy habits that will guide their health-related decisions for the rest of their lives.
• To increase fitness levels, measured by a wide variety of physical attributes.
• To improve mental health, measured by classroom behaviour, social interaction, and general disposition.
• To boost academic performance, measured by school assessments and in-class performance.

Detailed Expected Outcomes

  1. Student will learn:
    1. the names of major body parts/muscles and how to exercise them
    2. how to perform various exercises correctly and safely
    3. how to use exercise equipment correctly and safely
    4. how to coach and support their peers during activities
    5. how to set fitness goals and create a plan to accomplish them
  2. Students will perform:
    1. basic bodyweight exercises such as the plank, squat, push movements, pull movements, running, skipping, etc.
    2. activities that develop flexibility and coordination such as static and active stretching, agility-ladder movements, dot drills, external object control, etc.
    3. activities that develop balance and accuracy such as balance drills that develop proprioception, object throwing practice, etc.


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