Physical Fitness Teacher Resources
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Commit to be Fit
Staying physically fit takes time, energy, and commitment...but it can also be a lot of fun! This list includes 11 simple ways to stay motivated to exercise and will help your young athletes commit to a life of fitness and healthy living by incorporating activity into their daily lives. The extension activity additionally prompts learners to consider obstacles to a regular exercise routine and possible solutions.
What is Physical Fitness?
First graders explore and discuss what physical fitness actually is, its benefits and how to obtain it through a variety of ways. They summarize the five parts of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance,muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility. In addition, they assess the technique of jumping rope.
The Presidential Physical Fitness Test
Students practice skills of physical fitness to prepare for The Presidential Physical Fitness Test. They practice daily using specific exercises like curl ups and the one mile run/walk. The lesson allows students to project a profile needed for passing and they are encouraged to undertake healthy lifestyle choices.
Primary Fitness Skills
Learners perform physical activities to test their fitness. In this fitness lesson, students do circuit activities to test physical fitness. Learners do warm up activities, then are introduced to the station activities. Students are shown the correct way to do the activities before starting. Learners rate their performance by color.
Get a Move On!
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Get moving with lesson and activity ideas to encourage and motivate students today!
Physical Fitness and Obesety
Students use Internet web sites to discover how physically fit they truly are. Each group must use three web sites to answer questions and make an assessment of the person they have. Each group report back to the class what they have concluded.
Fit for Our Future
Young scholars understand the importance of physical fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle. In this health lesson plan students create a display and presentation about what they learned.
Young scholars investigate their fitness levels. In this personal health lesson, students participate in the President’s Challenge for Fitness to assess their physical fitness levels and set goals for improvement. The 5 tests young scholars complete are curl ups, sit and reach, push ups, shuttle run, and timed mile run.
Catching Fitness Fever
Students compare and contrast the way they feel about themselves before and after this month-long project. They ist three reasons why being physically fit is important to them.
New! Activity and Exercise
Leave it to the classic jump rope to get your class excited about physical activity! Your class will begin by discussing the benefits of jumping rope as a form of exercise and learning a few different types of jumps. Then in groups of four, your young athletes will engage in various activities that will build in progression, and ultimately lead to independent jump rope practice. This is the first resource in a series of fitness and physical activity lessons.
Wellness and the Benefits of Exercise
Second graders discuss benefits of keeping physically fit, predict effects of exercise on their bodies, perform various exercises correctly, including push-up, curl-up, and jumping jack, discuss and follow safety practices while exercising, and describe how participation in physical activity makes them feel.
Meet Greg's Challenge: Shake It And Shape Up
Students organize personal fitness data in tables, graphs, and charts while participating in a physical fitness program. They explain their findings on the impact of regular exercise on their health.
The Musculoskeletal System The Muscoskeleton System
Learners research the Internet on physical fitness and sports. In this physical fitness report lesson students write a report on an athlete of their choice.
Physical Activity and Energy
All physical activity requires energy. The more vigorous the physical activity, the more energy required to perform the activity. Sitting around requires energy. What? Yes, there are still physical things happening in the body, like breathing and the heart beating. These things all require energy. Youngsters learn a little about consuming calories and what it takes to burn off those calories in this lesson.
Tracking Physical Fitness
Students record their daily physical activity in a chart. In this physical fitness lesson plan, students and adults exercise and see how many repetitions they can do in a given amount of time. They record this in a chart over a period of 4 weeks and see their progress.
Appalachia: Presidential Physical Fitness Test
Young scholars participate in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. In this personal fitness lesson, students warm up and complete the required push-ups, sit-ups, running, and stretching exercises.
Fitness with a Jump Stick
Students learn about cardiovascular fitness through a fun game. In this healthful living instructional activity, students actively increase their cardiovascular endurance through a game with the same concept as freeze tag. Students are also informed on how certain physical activities affect their bodies.
Weight Training: Lifetime Fitness
Students research the relationship between physical activity and the prevention of illness, disease and premature death. Students understand that working out regularly will increase muscular strength, endurance and improve many areas of their lives.
Cardiovascular Disease and Fitness: Exploring the Rhythm of Your Pulse
Students explore several examples of cardiovascular diseases. In this anatomy lesson plan, students explain why physical fitness is very important. They count their pulse rate and record them on a data table.
Formula for Fitness
Students set fitness goals. In this physical education lesson, students use science and math principles to help them create personal cardiovascular fitness plans.