Middle School Girls Physical Education
Seven Days Without Physical Education Makes One Weak
Welcome to Louisburg Middle School, Home of the Wildcats! This year in Physical Education class we are focusing more on cardiovascular health and different ways to keep your body healthy for life. The 7th and 8th grade girls are also lifting weights every week to learn how to build lean muscle mass. The girls are learning safe lifting techniques and safe spotting techniques to help eliminate injuries in the weight room as well as on the playing field. The Physical Education teachers at LMS are writing grants to help fund the purchase of Heart Rate Monitors. The Heart Rate Monitors will be a valuable tool to help individualize student workouts, use as an assessment tool for teachers, students, and parents, as well as a safety precaution for students with health concerns.
Areas of Emphasis:
Health Specific Fitness Categories
1) Cardiovascular Strength
2) Cardiovascular Endurance
3) Muscular Strength
4) Muscular Endurance
5) Body Composition
Sport Specific Fitness Categories
Most of us know enough to become fit, but do we really know what F.I.T. means? In Physical Education classes at LMS, we have been trying to make sure the students know and understand three basic questions that can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. First of all F.I.T. stands for:
F- FREQUENCY - How often
you exercise. Hopefully 3 - 5 times per week
I - INTENSITY - How hard are you exercising. Hopefully moderate to vigorous.
T - TIME - How long do your exercise periods last. Hopefully 20 minutes or longer.
Now, lets get back to the three important questions we would like students to leave Middle School Physical Education knowing:
1. Why is it important to become fit?
2. How do you become fit?
3. How do you stay fit for the rest of your life?
If we can get every student to be able to incorporate these three questions into their lifestyle then we have successfully given them the tools to lead healthy lives. If they cannot answer or incorporate these questions into their lifestyle, then its like going into an Math class and coming out not being able to add or subtract.
What's your Target Heart Rate?
Many kids either dislike exercise, or just flat out love it. With that said, most kids don't know the appropriate intensity level to exercise at. Physical Education classes have been exploring many aspects of our Heart Rate this year. So far we have explored:
* Resting Heart Rate
* Ambient Heart Rate
* Target Heart Rates
* Maximum Heart Rate
To find out more about your specific maximum and
target heart rates click on the link below.