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Physical Literacy Explained

PHE Canada’s definition:

Physical Literacy is moving with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities in multiple environments that benefit the healthy development of the whole person.

Physical literacy impacts many areas of our lives. For example, competent movers tend to be more successful academically and socially. They understand how to be active for life and are able to transfer competence from one area to another. Physically literate individuals have the skills and confidence to move any way they want;

  • can show their skills and confidence in lots of different physical activities and environments; and
  • use their skills and confidence to be active and healthy.