Date: 27 Aug 2012
Dr Louise Hardy-Senior Research Fellow, Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group (PANORG), University of Sydney
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.