This lesson helps students explore how being physically active contributes to health. They discuss how doing more physical activity and less sitting can help them stay healthy, and analyze how often they sit and when they could move during the day. They complete an activity sheet to remind them to move more and sit less, and take home a family sheet to help them talk with their parents/guardians about ways to increase their physical activity.
Students will be able to:
- Identify the recommended amount of physical activity for children.
- Explain ways to be active every day.
- Identify behaviors that are physically active and physically inactive.
Healthy Behavior Outcomes
- PA-1: Engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day.
- PA-2: Regularly engage in physical activities that enhance cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscle endurance, and muscle strength.
National Health Education Standards
- Standard 1: Comprehending Concepts
- Performance Indicator 1.2.1: Identify that healthy behaviors impact personal health.