Brain and Body Benefits From Sports

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Brain and Body Benefits From Sports


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In this TED-Ed resource, Leah Lagos and Jaspal Ricky Singh show what science has to say about the benefits of sport participation on the body and the brain. Physical, mental, and emotional benefits are described in a video then reviewed with multiple choice and open-ended questions. Additional resources digging deeper into both the positive and negative impact of youth sports, as well as the physiological and emotional benefits of participation. Guiding questions for summary and discussion complete the activity.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

Content Standard(s):
Physical Education
PE (2019)
Grade: 6
6-3.1) Identify positive influences of and the barriers to participating in physical activity.

Examples: school, family and peers, community offerings, policy

APE accommodation suggestions: Visual aids and cues

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 6
6.2.1) Examine how family and peers influence the health of adolescents.

Examples: inactivity, fast food consumption

a. List personal family guidelines and rules that enhance health.

b. List peer situations that enhance health.

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.2.1) Describe how family values and behaviors influence the health of adolescents.

Examples: eating family meals daily, participating in physical activity, practicing open communication

Tags: balance, body, brain, emotional benefit, health, sports participation, wellness
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit
AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles

The learning activity can be viewed without logging in, however, a free account is required to make changes, save, share, or create lessons. Extensions from this resource to further personalize learning could be self-analysis of various influences (family, community, cultural, peer, health, media) on participation in exercise and sport. 

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Author: Andrea Rains
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit