Physical Activity

Tools and Resources for Group Education

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  1. Populations

Racial/Ethnic Minorities

Hispanic/Latino

Caminemos!
http://cami.med.ucla.edu/modules/wfchannel/
Caminemos is a bilingual physical activity program for older Latinos/Hispanic adults. Classes are offered in Spanish and English in the greater Los Angeles area.

Age

Children and Adolescents

ILSI Center for Health Promotion 'TAKE 10!®'
http://www.take10.net/
TAKE 10!® is a classroom-based physical activity program for kindergarten to fifth grade students, containing a curriculum tool created by teachers for teachers and students.

American Heart Association 'Jump Rope for Heart'
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Educator/Educator_UCM_001113_SubHomePage.jsp
Jump Rope for Heart is a website that enables schools to carry out a fundraising jump rope program. Children learn the importance of being physically active while at the same time, raising money for heart disease and stroke.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 'BAM! Body and Mind Teacher’s Corner'
http://www.bam.gov/teachers/index.htm
The CDC created BAM! Body and Mind for kids 9-13 years old to provide them with interactive, educational, and fun activities to promote physical activity.

Action for Healthy Kids
http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/
The AFHK website represents a nationwide initiative dedicated to improving the health and educational performance of children through better nutrition and physical activity in schools.

Project ACES
http://www.lensaunders.com/aces/aces.html
Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) aims to educate children about the importance of lifelong fitness. Each May, millions of school children all over the globe exercise simultaneously in a symbolic gesture of fitness and unity.

SPARK
http://www.sparkpe.org/
The SPARK (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids) Programs represents a collection of research-based physical activity/nutrition programs for elementary school aged children.

Older Adults

EnhanceFitness
http://www.projectenhance.org/index.html
EnhanceFitness is a community physical activity program for older adults taught by certified fitness instructors, and modified for individuals with disabilities.

Caminemos!
http://cami.med.ucla.edu/modules/wfchannel/
Caminemos is a bilingual physical activity program for older Latinos/Hispanic adults. Classes are offered in Spanish and English in the greater Los Angeles area.

Disabilities

EnhanceFitness
http://www.projectenhance.org/
EnhanceFitness is a community physical activity program for older adults taught by certified fitness instructors, and modified for individuals with disabilities.

  1. Settings

    Health care-based

    Preparing and Implementing a Training Workshop for Staff Members Initiating a Fitness Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Living in Group Homes
    http://www.healthyvirginians.virginia.gov/Resources/HV-ConferenceMats/Special%20Pops%20Track_Ward.ppt#283,31,Resources
    This is a Powerpoint presentation that explains initiation of a physical activity program for persons with disabilities in group homes.

    School-based

    PE Central
    http://www.pecentral.org/
    PE Central is a website for health and physical education teachers to use to create developmentally appropriate physical education programs for youth.

    The President’s Challenge
    http://www.presidentschallenge.org/
    The President's Challenge offers two programs for educators: the Physical Fitness and Health Fitness programs. Educators can register their schools for these programs on the website.

    SPARK
    http://www.sparkpe.org/
    The SPARK (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids) Programs represents a collection of research-based physical activity/nutrition programs for elementary school aged children.
     
    ILSI Center for Health Promotion 'TAKE 10!®'
    http://www.take10.net/
    TAKE 10!® is a classroom-based physical activity program for kindergarten to fifth grade students, containing a curriculum tool created by teachers for teachers and students.

    American Heart Association 'Jump Rope for Heart'
    http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Educator/Educator_UCM_001113_SubHomePage.jsp
    Jump Rope for Heart is a website that enables schools to carry out a fundraising jump rope program. Children learn the importance of being physically active while at the same time, raising money for heart disease and stroke.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 'BAM! Body and Mind Teacher’s Corner'
    http://www.bam.gov/teachers/index.htm
    The CDC created BAM! Body and Mind for kids 9-13 years old to provide them with interactive, educational, and fun activities to promote physical activity.

    Action for Healthy Kids
    http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/
    The AFHK website represents a successful nationwide initiative dedicated to improving the health and educational performance of children through better nutrition and physical activity in schools.

    PBS Teachers
    http://www.pbs.org/teachers 
    Teacher lesson plans in Health and Fitness by grade levels.     

  2. Implementation

    PE4Life
    http://www.pe4life.org/
    The PE4Life site contains several beneficial resources for parents, educators and communities interested in promoting physical activity in all ages.

  3. Other Tools/Resources

    ILSI Center for Health Promotion 'TAKE 10!®'
    http://www.take10.net/
    TAKE 10!® is a classroom-based physical activity program for kindergarten to fifth grade students, containing a curriculum tool created by teachers for teachers and students.

    SPARK
    http://www.sparkpe.org/
    The SPARK (Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids) Programs represents a collection of research-based physical activity/nutrition programs for elementary school aged children.


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