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Topic: Benefits of fitness 

Physical Education

 Standard 3.  Understands the benefits and costs associated with participation in physical activity
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the need for exercise
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that healthy bodies require exercise
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the health benefits of physical activity (e.g., good health, physical endurance)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that physical activity has health benefits
     2.Understands that physical activity can lead to good overall health
     3.Understands that physical activity can lead to physical endurance
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands long-term physiological benefits of regular participation in physical activity (e.g., improved cardiovascular and muscular strength, improved flexibility and body composition)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that improved cardiovascular strength is a long-term physiological benefit of regular physical activity
     2.Understands that improved muscular strength is a long-term physiological benefit of regular physical activity
     3.Understands that improved flexibility is a long-term physiological benefit of regular physical activity
     4.Understands that improved body composition is a long-term physiological benefit of regular physical activity
   Benchmark 2.Understands long-term psychological benefits of regular participation in physical activity (e.g., healthy self-image, stress reduction, strong mental and emotional health)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that a healthy self-image is a long-term psychological benefit of regular physical activity
     2.Understands that stress reduction is a long-term psychological benefit of regular physical activity
     3.Understands that strong mental and emotional health are long-term psychological benefits of regular physical activity
 Standard 4.  Understands how to monitor and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the role of exercise and other factors in weight control and body composition
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of exercise in weight control
     2.Understands the role of exercise in body composition
     3.Knows other factors that play a role in weight control
     4.Knows other factors that play a role in body composition