Health and Fitness

Mike Theriault and Gabe Rodriguez

"Exercise Can Lower Blood Pressure." Medline Plus.
"Exercise Can Lower Blood Pressure." Medline Plus.


Your body is the vessel with which you get everywhere you go and do everything you do. It is important to learn how to keep your body healthy and fit the best way possible. Three ways to accomplish this are by learning about 3 important lifestyle choices: exercise, nutrition/diet, and personal hygiene. Learning to use different websites and interactive tools on the internet will start you on your way to having a healthier and happier life.


  1. Go to the link for My Food Pyramid and complete one day menu for yourself using the menu planner under interactive tools.

"The 2005 Food Guide Pyramid."
"The 2005 Food Guide Pyramid."

Step 1: Go to the My food pyramid activity .
Step 2: On the left hand subject tab under interactive tools, click on menu planner.
Step 3: Fill out all of the necessary information for yourself and click submit.
Step 4: Click on the link: For your current weight.
Step 5: On the left hand search bar try typing in a variety of foods and fit them into your daily food menu. Once you pick a food, click add (notice that this will add the food to your menu and also show the servings that you need).
Step 6: Once you meet your daily food goals and complete your menu, print your page (notice that your daily limits should be in the green target area).
You are finished!!! Now try to see if you can stick to this meal plan for one day. By following your menu, you can eat healthier every day!!external image moz-screenshot-1.png

2. Read the CYH (Children, Youth, and Women's Health Service) web page about kids' personal hygiene and take the fill-in-the-gap quiz afterward. Also, read Ben's advice at the bottom and write down your reason for wanting to be clean and one piece of advice about hygiene.
"Bad Hygiene"

Step 1: Visit and carefully read the information in Personal Hygiene for Kids
Step 2: Once you finish reading and think you have a good understanding of what you read, click on the "Gap-fill game" link at the bottom of the page
Step 3: Read the instructions and fill in the blanks. Remember that if you ask for hints or clues, your score will not be as high!
Step 4: Print your result by pressing and holding "CTRL" and pressing "p" on the keyboard. Click "OK" on the menu that appears.
Step 5: On the printed piece of paper, write down your reason for practicing good personal hygiene and a piece of advice for other students about hygiene.
Step 6: You are done with Task 2!

3. Follow the link given and read about what different physical activities you can do for different situations (when it is just you, when it is hot, etc.) After, come up with your own exercise ideas for "when it is time for recess"

Step 1: Visit and carefully read It's time to playand 5 components of fitness
Step 2: With a partner, think of an exercise or activity that can be done on the playground or blacktop during recess. Remember to make sure that the activity needs more than one of the components you read about (for example, a race to the top of the jungle gym is a muscular exercise and aerobic exercise).
Step 3: Open Microsoft Word and type your idea for "When it is time for recess" and print it
Step 4: You are done! We will put all the ideas together to make a recess obstacle course!

"Obstacle course"

STATE GOAL 22: Understand principles of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness and injury.
22.A.2b Demonstrate strategies for the prevention and reduction of communicable and non-communicable disease (e.g., practicing cleanliness, making healthy food choices, understanding the importance of immunizations and regular health screenings).
STATE GOAL 20: Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness based upon continual self assesment.
20.A.1a Identify characteristics of health-related fitness (e.g., flexibility, muscular strength).
20.A.1b Engage in sustained physical activity that causes increased heart rate, muscle strength and range of movement.

Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:

apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
identify trends and forecast possibilities.

Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:

plan strategies to guide inquiry.
locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
process data and report results.

Health and Fitness Evaluation

5 ALL directions were followed.
3 MOST directions were followed
2 SOME directions were followed
1 MOST or ALL of the directions were not followed
5 HIGH quality product produced.
3 QUALITY project produced
2 Product produced is ACCEPTABLE
1 Product produced in UNACCEPTABLE
5 TOTAL comprehension of material is displayed. At least 2 tasks completed and understanding of benefits to health.
3 GOOD comprehension of material is displayed. Only one task completed with understanding of health benefits.
2 SOME evidence of comprehension is there but needs improvement. One or two tasks completed with little understanding.
1 LITTLE or NO evidence of comprehension. No tasks were completed.
5 ALWAYS demonstrates use of grade-level appropriate spelling and punctuation
2 USUALLY demonstrates use of grade-level appropriate spelling and punctuation
1 SELDOM demonstrates use of grade-level appropriate spelling and punctuation
0 No evidence of grade-level appropriate spelling and punctuation


Through these different activities performed, students should have a better understanding of how to stay healthy, the importance of being healthy, and different resources one can use to get their body health and fit. The interactive tools used through the sites like "My Food Pyramid" and the information found on the other links can be used outside the classroom and can be applied to most people's lives.

Other Sources USDA

You can be a healthy and fit person!