Osteoporosis and related fracture are serious problems for adults-and the best protection against bone loss later in life is to achieve optimal bone strength during childhood and adolescence. As a teacher or recreation leader, you have the opportunity to enhance children's bone health and muscle strength by using the evidence-based programs and activities provided in Building Strong Bones & Muscles. The book offers practical games and activities that are
-research based so you know recreational or PE time is spent on effective, health-promoting activities;
-classroom tested to ensure the activities are not only worthwhile but also fun for children;
-easy to implement by the general classroom teacher or other leader because they use commonly available physical activity equipment or no equipment at all;
-fully illustrated to make the games and activities easy to implement with minimal preparation with the use of reproducible task cards; and
-appropriate in a variety of settings, with activities and teaching techniques for three developmental levels, multiple cross-curricular connections, and activity variations.
The book presents a variety of ideas for circuits and stations, games, gymnastics, dance, and supplemental activities. You'll also find these features:
-Cross-curricular worksheets and reproducibles
-Achievement recognition and motivation tools that make it easy to implement the activities effectively
In as little as 10 minutes a day, three times a week, the preventive measures in Building Strong Bones & Muscles can help your students achieve optimal bone health and muscle strength and decrease their risk of developing osteoporosis.
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 11 mm
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