Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ABC Fitness: Activity Bursts in the Classroom


As a response to the reduction in physical activity opportunities, Dr. David Katz developed a manual which provides instruction for teachers to incorporate short bursts of activity at the beginning of each school day. ABC for Fitness can ensure that children obtain the level of physical activity that is essential for good health and well being according to the ABC for Fitness Teachers's Manual.

The ABC for Fitness Manual is free to download from his website. It includes stretching suggestions, planning for instruction, recommendations for activity burst selection by grade span and listings of other physical activity resources.