Health, Nutrition, & Fitness Resources
I just read that two-thirds of us are overweight. The health statistics for the general population of our country are not good, and I am very concerned about our youth. Childhood obesity is on the increase and many school districts are cutting physical education. We are not doing enough about our health and wellness. We, parents and educators, have to find ways to both model and motivate our children to better students of nutrition and fitness.
Years ago I was part of an excellent school health careers program. Preparing students for their once a week visit to health facilities I worked with them on communication and job skills, as well as reinforcing the need to get the right amount of sleep, proper nourishment and stay active. One of my students at the end of the school year thanked me for changing his life. He had been overweight, not eating properly and frequently got sick. He ate better foods, made sure he slept more hours, and got himself into shape, and best of all, he felt really good about himself.
My Health Careers Program page: http://cybraryman.com/hcp.html
This year I came across the #500in2014 challenge. Educators on Twitter came up with it. I always liked to set goals for my fitness, which not only motivated me but kept me on track. Nowadays with the advent of technology there are a lot of helpful apps and tech equipment you can use to track your workouts. I use the Walk Tracker app, and have seen a lot of tweets mentioning the use of FitBit, Nike apps, MapMyWalk, CardioTrainer, and RunMyRoute. These, and more, can be found easily on line with a simple search.
Many studies have concluded that children who are active regularly, and eat properly will be healthier now and later in life. I recently read a news item that aerobic fitness was linked to higher test scores. Aerobically fit students in Nebraska and Illinois were more than twice as likely to pass math & reading tests as students who were not aerobically fit.
Please enjoy and share my health resource pages:
My Health & Physical Education pages: http://cybraryman.com/healthphysedlinks.htm
My Nutrition page: http://cybraryman.com/nutrition.html
My Stay Well page: http://cybraryman.com/getwell.html
My Motivational Sayings page: http://cybraryman.com/motivationalsayings.html
About the Author:
Jerry Blumengarten is @Cybraryman1 on Twitter. Jerry is a lifelong educator, who has devoted himself to helping other educators, and he is a regular at Connect Learning Today. He is a prolific gatherer of great education resources at http://cybraryman.com/.