NSW children's lack of fundamental movement skills



NSW children's lack of fundamental movement skills

27/08/2012
Presenter: Dr Louise Hardy, Senior Research Fellow, Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group (PANORG), University of Sydney

Synopsis

Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are the building blocks for movement and they form the foundation for many of the specialized skills required in popular sports and leisure activities.  However a recent study showed that overall NSW children have low competency in FMS.  Low FMS competency is associated with poorer health outcomes, including low cardiorespiratory fitness, low physical activity, and being overweight or obese. Investing in FMS development programs is a priority.