Texas - HE K-12 curriculum—benefits of physical activity (MS): Curricula

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State law addresses physical activity.

Texas Administrative Code. 115.22. Health Education, Grade 6.

(b) Knowledge and skills.

  • (1) Health information. The student comprehends ways to enhance and maintain personal health throughout the life span. The student is expected to:
    • (A) analyze healthy and unhealthy dietary practices;
    • (B) explain the importance of a personal dietary and exercise plan;
    • (C) compare immediate and long-range effects of personal health care choices such as personal and dental hygiene;
    • (D) identify causes and effects associated with poor body image such as eating disorders and growth patterns;
    • (E) examine the concept of cost versus effectiveness of health care products;
    • (F) describe the mental, physical, and social benefits of regular exercise and fitness;
    • (G) describe the importance of establishing and implementing a periodic health-maintenance clinical assessment; and
    • (H) demonstrate strategies for managing stress.
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