Concern over 'lack of workout in PE'
Children are not getting a proper workout in PE lessons, according to the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM).
BASEM chairman Dr Richard Budgett has called for a five-minute routine consisting of five different exercises to be incorporated into all PE lessons, to help develop strength and agility skills that could promote a positive life-long attitude to exercise.
Specialists in sports and exercise medicine say that too often, PE lessons focus on developing sports skills rather than encouraging flexibility and movement.
The five-in-five routines involve squatting, lunging, pushing, bracing, rotating, and getting puffed out.
26 Nov 2010