Physical literacy shapes many aspects of our lives. For example, competent movers tend to be successful both academically and socially. They understand and demonstrate healthy-active lifestyles, are able to transfer movement skills into different settings, and are more socially and psychologically resilient. Improving in all the features of physical literacy will promote the
- development of physical competence;
- confident participation in a wide variety of purposeful physical pursuits;
- effective interaction in a wide variety of situations and environments;
- development of confidence and self-esteem;
- sensitive interaction with others;
- knowledge and understanding of the importance of physical activity in maintaining health;
- commitment to participate in a range of purposeful physical pursuits;
- ability to reflect realistically on personal strengths and to select appropriate, purposeful physical pursuits in which to take part;
- appreciation of the value of purposeful physical pursuits in their potential to enhance the quality of life.
- Whitehead (2004, p. 43)
See the Benefits Hub for more information on the benefits of physical activity.