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5 Rules for setting SMART goals
You may have learned about SMART goals in middle school. Here’s a quick review to help you remember the five rules for setting goals as you work your way through this book and set your own goals.
Free Weight Exercises
Seated Overhead Press - Weights: barbell. This exercise requires two spotters, who stand by the lifter’s shoulders on either side of the bench.
General Procedures for Testing and Evaluating Physical Fitness
The most common way of using the BPFT is for testers to adopt the parameters recommended for use with youngsters who have specific disabilities.
Help students learn by asking effective questions
One way to help students learn game tactics and give verbal expression to what they are learning is to ask effective questions. Each game in this book includes a couple of important questions to get you started.
How physical activity and exercise enhance children's cognition
To understand how physical activity might affect cognition, it is important to have a general understanding of the structures and functions of the human brain and how those structures evolved.
Introducing students to the HEAT Club
This lesson introduces students to the HEAT Club. The overarching goal for this unit is to help students understand that food is fuel for the body, much like gas is fuel for a car.
Learn an offensive attack
Objective: For the offensive team: to score on the defending team; for the defensive team: to get the ball away from the offensive team
Learn the 5 steps of the Physical Activity Pyramid
National physical activity guidelines for youth developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) recommend at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
Learn to play a game of Forearm Four Square
Objective: To advance to the king’s or queen’s court by successfully using a forearm pass into each other’s squares
Teach your students the nuances of carbohydrate
You have probably heard about the debate over the value of carbohydrate, fueled by popular diets that drastically reduce foods with carbohydrate to promote weight loss.
Team bowling that requires more complex skills found in sports
Team Bowling may not sound like a game requiring even moderate physical activity. However, this game not only elicits some vigorous physical activity, but also requires more complex skills found in sports such as basketball, soccer, and most notably, team handball.
Testing a bench press
This test item and its procedures were modified from Johnson and Lavay (1989). In it, participants perform as many bench presses as possible (to a maximum of 50 for males and 30 for females). The test is designed as a measure of upper-extremity (particularly elbow-extension) strength and endurance.
The Physical Activity Pyramid
National physical activity guidelines for youth developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) recommend at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
Understanding energy expenditure or output
To truly understand energy balance, we have to start by understanding energy expenditure or output. Your body’s natural way of maintaining balance is to replenish the calories it uses.
What Is Physical Fitness?
Physical fitness refers to the ability of your body systems to work together efficiently to allow you to be healthy and perform activities of daily living.
Youngsters With Intellectual Disability and Mild Limitations in Physical Fitness
Health-related needs and concerns of youngsters with intellectual disability and mild limitations in physical fitness include those of youngsters in the general population.

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National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education
Presenting the new National Standards and grade-level outcomes for K-12 physical education as developed by SHAPE America — Society of Health and Physical Educators (formerly AAHPERD).

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