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Do Diet and Exercise Matter?

In this worksheet, students will consider the importance of exercise and diet to the body's well-being and development.

'Do Diet and Exercise Matter?' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:   Healthy Bodies: Lifestyle

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Worksheet Overview

It's all over the media at the moment, isn't it?

 

"This type of diet is best for you."

 

"Exercise for health."

 

"Cut down on red meat and processed food."

 

Confused

 

It's all so confusing. Therefore, we need to cut through all the hype and really find out - do diet and exercise matter?

 

Well, first off, what do we mean by "diet"? In the media it often means, "I'm on a diet" - in other words, I'm watching what I eat, cutting certain foods out. In science, diet has a different meaning: it simply means "what we eat". So, if you're an Inuit, living in northern Canada, your diet has a lot of seal meat and fish in it and not so much fruit and veg. If you're Italian, you may well eat lots more olives, veg, fruit, beans, nuts and so on in your diet, and less meat.

 

Vegetarian diet

 

Your diet provides both your energy and the building blocks of your body - fairly important, then!

 

This activity gives you the chance to check over your understanding of the impacts of diet and exercise on the health of the body, and hopefully gives you a chance to expand that understanding too - let's check it out.

 

 

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