With Pedometer Power: Using Pedometers in School and Community, you can
-use 65 pedometer-based activities for children and adults at home and in physical education, recreation, and after-school settings;
-promote physical activity-and your program-to parents and the larger community with take-home and special-event activities; and
-help participants learn about the importance of duration and intensity of physical activity and about the value of maintaining an active lifestyle.
The best-selling Pedometer Power is back-updated and expanded with 65 thoroughly field-tested and exciting pedometer activities to motivate participants to become more physically active.
This edition includes new and improved activities, more activities for high school and college students, an emphasis on using pedometers both in school and community settings, and updated data that clearly support the effectiveness of pedometers in monitoring physical activity.
You can use Pedometer Power in a variety of settings, including physical education classes from kindergarten though college, after-school programs, recreation programs, and health-promotion programs. In doing so, you can accomplish these objectives:
-Provide tips, strategies, and activities that have been refined by years of development and testing by one of the leading physical education research teams.
-Ensure that students and participants will be successful and find the activities fun and motivating.
-Help students and participants accurately gauge both the length and intensity of their activity.
-Teach, promote, and assess physical activity, based on the cutting-edge research of the authors.
-Motivate students and participants about the value of mainaining an active lifestyle.
Pedometer Power provides information on how to use and store the devices, minimize breakage and loss, record and store data, promote physical activity, raise funds, and involve parents, teachers, and administrators. You'll also find fresh, ready-to-use ideas accompanied by diagrams, photos, and time-saving record sheets for students and participants. In short, Pedometer Power contains everything you need to start and manage an ongoing pedometer program.