So why not get in shape? Many people say "well I don't have time" or "Oh, I'll start next week". Do you really think these are valid excuses when it comes to being healthy? If so then okay, but if not take action in your life. If you have tight schedules write down everything in your day and see where or what you can change to fit in 30 minutes of some kind of physical activity. Also there are smaller steps you can take to increase physical activity. One way is park farther way when a work, store, or class. Another way is to walk to your mail box rather than grabbing it on the drive into your driveway. One more way is to rather than taking the sub way or bus walk! Yes these things may take a little more time but it will most likely result in less time spent sick or at the doctors.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Also at this website is the three standards for New York physical education classes. They are:
NYS Learning Standard 1 – Personal Health and Fitness
1A. Students will perform basic motor and manipulative skills. Students will attain competency in a variety of motor and sports activities.
1B. Students will design personal fitness programs to improve cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and body composition
NYS Learning Standard 2– A Safe and Healthy Environment
2a. Students will demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior while engaged in physical activity.
2b. Students will understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and communication.
2c. Students will be able to identify safety hazards and react effectively to ensure a safe and positive experience for all participants.
NYS Learning Standard 3– Resource Management
3a. Students will be aware of and able to access opportunities available to them within their community to engage in physical activity.
3b. Students will be informed consumers and be able to evaluate facilities and programs.
3c. Students will also be aware of career options in the field of physical fitness and sports
The NASPE standers are for all states but many states have created their own standards for their teachers could go alone with to help the students more effectively. The New York standards can be found at