Physical Activity

Be Active Your Way

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Name three health benefits of physical activity.
  • Recall the physical activity recommendations.
  • Identify three ways to be physically active at home and at work.
  • Use the Physical Activity Pyramid and Physical Activity Scoreboard handout to help create a weekly physical activity routine.
  • Recognize how the Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type (FITT) formula can help them improve their physical activity levels.
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Walking on the Path to Better Health A Family Activity

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three benefits of walking as a form of physical activity.
  • Recall the physical activity recommendations.
  • Apply the principles of exercise safety to physical activity.
  • Use walking as a form of physical activity at work and at home.
  • Recognize walking as a way to be physically active with friends and family members.
  • Monitor their exertion during physical activity.
  • Name one new way to get family members to eat more fruits and vegetables.
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Dance for Fun and Fitness A Family Activity

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three benefits of dancing as a form of physical activity.
  • Recall the physical activity recommendations.
  • Recognize dancing as a way to be physically active with friends and family members.
  • Recognize how to increase and decrease intensity when doing aerobic activities.
  • Name at least three inexpensive ways to be physically active.
  • Monitor their exertion during physical activity.
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Jump for More Physical Activity A Family Activity

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three benefits of jumping rope as a form of physical activity.
  • Name three rules of exercise safety.
  • Apply the idea of pairing physical activity with family time.
  • Recall the physical activity recommendations.
  • Monitor their exertion during physical activity.
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All Aboard the Physical Activity Train A Family Activity

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three benefits of physical activity by playing interactive games.
  • Recall the physical activity recommendations.
  • Name at least three inexpensive ways to be physically active.
  • Apply the idea of pairing physical activity with family time.
  • Recall three rules of exercise safety.
  • Monitor their exertion during physical activity.
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Physical Activity Relay A Family Activity

By the end of the lesson, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three benefits of being physically active.
  • Name at least three inexpensive ways to be physically active.
  • Apply the idea of pairing physical activity with family time.
  • Use the relay game as an example of how to be physically active indoors.
  • Recall the physical activity recommendations.
  • Monitor their exertion during physical activity.
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