Fitness - Commercial Break Fitness Assignment for Physical Education Class
Fitness - Commercial Break Fitness Assignment for Physical Education Class

Fitness - Commercial Break Fitness Assignment for Physical Education Class

Dick Moss

There is no way to prevent your students from watching television. But there IS a way for you to provide some fitness benefit during that normally passive time. Give them a Commercial Break assignment.

The Assignment
For homework one evening, instruct your students to perform five to ten situps, and/or pushups and/or exercise-of-your choice during every commercial break in the television shows they watch.

They can record the number of exercises they perform on the reproducible sheet on the pdf version of this article (scroll to the bottom of the page to download it).

The real keeners, who want extra credit, can perform the exercises during every commercial in every commercial break. That can add up to a lot of commercials and a lot of exercises!


References

1. John Byl and Bettie VanGils Kloet,Physical Education for Homeschool, Classroom, and Recreation Settings: 102 Games With Variations, Human Kinetics, 2014

2. Larry Hardman, O.R. Therr, E. S. Englewood, "What Strategies Do You Use to Encourage Students to Be Active Outside the Classroom?" Canadian Sport Information Centre Newsletter, June 2004.

 

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