Week 1: Cardiovascular fitness Second grade
Cardiovascular exercise helps the heart to get exercise. Your heart is the strongest muscle in your body and as such needs to be worked just as hard as your muscles you can see. The only way to work your heart is through movement. That movement is personal however. I love biking and will be spending much of my free time challenging my cardiovascular system through training on my bike whether on the spin trainer inside or on the roads and bike paths of Jefferson County. If you see me on the roads, slow down, drive wide around and say hi! You may not enjoy biking as much as I do, so any movement that sustains yours heart rate at a medium to high level will work. Swim, run, walk fast, bike, etc. Do what you love and it won't seem like work. 

But the idea is that we all get 60 minutes of physical activity every day! That is 60 minutes of heart pounding, hard working activity. Let's notice the difference between beneficial cardiovascular exercise and not beneficial. 

Beneficial  Not Beneficial
 Working out hard  Taking a leisurely stroll
 60 minutes of exercise  Less than 60 Minutes
 Playing outside  Playing video games
 Breathing hard, but not too hard  Hardly breathing hard, easy light exercise

Assignment: Due 4/3 by 3 pm. Complete at least 3-5 days of physical activity and document what you did. This can be as simple as keeping a list for each day or filling in the chart I made for you below called physical activity log. Don't go crazy, the idea is to love being active, not make it a chore! I look forward to seeing your favorite activities to do. Remember, video games and working your thumbs does NOT count ;-)

physical activity log.docx

Need ideas? Try this...

Watch and complete the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhCM0C6GnrY