Sunday, September 25, 2011
Lifetime-Fitness Based Physical Education
During high school, I was very focused on athletics. I was a three sport athlete, playing soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. Once I came to college, I still take part in sports on a regular basis, however I am beginning to shift my focus more to lifetime activities. As you get older, there are less and less opportunities to participate in sports on a regular basis. With lifetime activities, there are many opportunities for everyone wishing to participate. I am sure that I will continue playing sports for as long as I possibly can but I have started expanding my focus of physical activity. I want to give my students the knowledge and opportunities to do the same.
I started golfing when I was about 10 years old and I still golf whenever I can today. It is a great way to get out and be active. Golf is a great activity for everyone because it is a low impact activity while having great physical activity benefits. Throughout junior high and high school, my Physical Education class never incorporated golf into the curriculum. I think that this would be a great unit for students to get involved in because of its great benefits of being a lifetime activity. When I become a teacher, if possible, I am going to incorporate a golf unit into my curriculum, as well as many other lifetime fitness activities.