Hygiene and Sanitation №2 2008

Avdeyeva M. S., Tulyakova O. V., Yurchuk O. A., Tsirkin V. I.

Estimation of motor qualities and skills in first-form pupils

Physical fitness, physical capacity, motor skill development were studied in 875 first-form pupils (470 boys and 405 girls) living in the ecologically poor and good districts of the town of Kirov.
The ecologically poor factors associated with heavy traffic were found to be associated with reduced rapidity in boys and rapidity, flexibility, coordination capacities, and aerobic performance in girls. These factors also lowered the formation of motor skills, including the skills of light steps, walking, running, and ball figure-of-eight performance around the legs. In addition, the formation of skipping skills was decreased in girls.