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Physical literacy

Infographic about physical literacy, physical activity and improved health outcomes
The relationship between physical literacy, physical activity, and improved health outcomes.

Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility to participate in physical activities for life. Physical activity is any movement using the body that requires energy and increases heart rate and respiratory rate.

The more we participate in various activities, the more physically literate we become, the more we enjoy and want to continue being active. As our physical literacy and physical activity levels increase, our health outcomes improve.

Developing physical literacy is a lifelong journey. Individuals of any age and ability can explore, learn, and improve movement skills, which enable participation in physical activities that contribute to improved health and quality of life.

Background information

Provincial and national initiatives