CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Meaning of Growth and Development; 2. Factors Affecting Growth and Development; 3. Heredity and Environment; 4. Effect of Heredity and Environment.
Biologic factors are strongly associated with level of physical activity, even though it is not clear these factors actually cause physical activity to vary. Recent studies indicate that a substantial portion of physical activity may be explained by genetic as well as environmental factors. For the success of a physical education programmes, it is essential that professionals in physical education must be aware of the effect biological factors on physical activity and fitness. This book provides an overview and analysis of biological basis of physical education. With a numbers of examples and case studies it proves that heredity, environment and other biological factors have important role in physical fitness and development of human beings. It is hoped the book will be highly useful student, teachers, teacher in training and teacher and teacher trainers in the field of physical education.