Walking on the Path to Better Health

Walk your way to health with this great resource! Walking is a valuable physical activity that can be done frequently and with ease by learners of all ages. "Warm up" by reviewing the benefits of physical activity with your class and brainstorming ways to incorporate more activity into your days. Then, have your learners practice walking in pairs while monitoring individual intensity levels and effort. For elementary and middle school, try this first as a whole-group activity in order to model how to appropriately and effectively walk in pairs.

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Pros

  • Includes great useful handouts outlining stretching methods, exercise safety, and target heart rate
  • Valuable strategies incorporated into walking guidelines
Cons

  • Depending on route, it may be difficult to monitor your class
  • Some segments of handouts may be more appropriate for adults or older learners