Fun Stuff for Physical Education #72
April 23, 2009

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #72
April 23, 2009

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

1. Editor's Note

Fun Stuff for Physical Education #72
April 23, 2009

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What's in this issue of the Fun Stuff Newsletter? Our free content includes a link to a comical European fitness promotion commercial; our blog, in which I discuss a study that shows how the number of days of PE taken per week affects adult obesity; and our article from the archives, showing how to make the traditional game of Simon Says into a non-elimination fitness game.

And for PE Update members, here's what we've added to the website since the last issue: two equipment articles, one on compression shorts and one on water bottles; a relay race using balloons; an indoor golf drill involving basketballs; an article about the usefulness of physical education classes in combating adult obesity; and how to increase iron absorption by drinking orange juice.

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Dick Moss, Editor


Fun Stuff for Physical Education #72
April 23, 2009
2. From the Web

If you're looking for your morning chuckle...and also want a video you can use to inspire some students, watch this video from a European fitness campaign. It features a group of middle aged men attempting to play soccer while sitting in their reclining chairs.

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Fun Stuff for Physical Education #72
April 23, 2009
3. New Additions to the Website

Here are the Articles that were added to the PE Update website over the past two weeks.
These articles are available to members of PE

  • Equipment: Compression Shorts Improve Sports Performance
    Research has shown that compression shorts not only reduce injury risk, they can also improve performance.

  • Equipment: Water Bottles - Which Type is Safest?
    With older models of plastic water bottles deemed potentially unsafe, here are the best options for physical education students and varsity athletes.

  • Games: Balloon Pop Relay Race
    A relay race for physical education class in which students must bounce balloons...and break them too.

  • Golf: Basketball Throw Drill for Indoor Golf Practice in Physical Education Class
    A drill that a group of beginners can use in physical education class - indoors - to learn the basics of the golf swing .

  • Nutrition: Orange Juice Boosts Iron Absorption
    Physical education students can drink orange juice or another source of vitamin C with non-heme foods to increase the absorption of iron.

  • Health: The Effect of Physical Education Frequency on Adult Obesity
    Every day of physical education added to the weekly school curriculum reduces the likelihood of adult obesity by 5%. Daily PE reduces it by 28%!!

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Fun Stuff for Physical Education #72
April 23, 2009
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Fun Stuff for Physical Education #72
April 23, 2009
4. From the PE Update Blog

Monday Morning Musings on the World of Sports, Coaching & Physical Education from Editor, Dick Moss.

This blog is a repeat of an article added to the website this week, but I thought it was appropriate. It discusses a study that showed a 5% reduction in adult obesity that resulted from every additional day of PE added to the school week. These results prove the worth of quality daily physical education in our schools!



Fun Stuff for Physical Education #72
April 23, 2009
5. From the Archives

In every issue, I'll highlight a useful article from the PE Update Archives. The article will be available to non-members of the website for a week, and to members forever! This issue's article is:


How to turn the classic children's game into a non-elimination fitness activity.

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