Pupil exercising
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

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
  • From the section Health