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Excerpt — Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness-3rd Edition

Quality physical education part of the cure for childhood obesity

Regular participation in physical activity has a significant positive effect on people’s health and well-being. In turn, improved health and well-being positively influence quality of life and society as a whole.

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"Motivational PE" helps students set achievable goals

For goal setting to be effective, teachers must demonstrate that goals are important so that students learn how to set appropriate goals. Time must be provided in class for evaluation and reestablishment of new goals. Teachers can help students identify fitness areas that they need to develop.

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Combine teaching styles and strategies for effective instruction

A teaching style is only one aspect of teaching. Before any teaching style can be implemented several other factors must be considered: the content to be taught, the capability of the physical environment to carry out certain styles, the time allotted or necessary for style implementation, the amount of allocated class time, the teacher’s personal style, and most important the students themselves.

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