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Promoting Physical Activity in Physical Education

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Advancing the Health & Fitness of Children and Adolescents & Promoting Physical Activity in Physical Education - A WHOLE STUDENT APPROACH

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Promoting Physical Activity in Physical Education

  1. 1. Advancing the Health & Fitness of Children and Adolescents & Promoting Physical Activity in Physical Education A WHOLE STUDENT APPROACH By FITSTATS Technologies Inc.
  2. 2. The #1 barrier to Physical Activity: Lack of interest • BARRIERS TO ACTIVE TRANSPORT : parent and child concerns for safety, lack of planning, lack of motivation/time; Physical Environment, travel distance, heavy traffic, traffic dangers, weather, etc • BARRIERS TO FREE-TIME PA : lack of interest, lack of time, lack of skill , lack of motivation, expense of activities • BARRIERS TO SCHOOL BASED PA : lack of interest in activities, negative experiences in PE, competitive sports, lack of support from PE, concerns about their inability to demonstrate skills Russell et al. OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Helping Youth Be More Active. http://journals.lww.com/acsm-healthfitness/toc/2011/01000 © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden.
  3. 3. Student Perceptions are the KEY DRIVERS © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden. Drivers Feeling of well-being Perceived skill mastery Enjoyment with activity Behavior change Increased physical activity Active Lifestyle Result Enhanced fitness Reduced health risks A program that focuses on maximizing individual well-being, perceived skill mastery and enjoyment with activity will more likely result in the adoption of an active lifestyle
  4. 4. The CRUCIAL Role of Physical Education “School PE could be most effective if based on task- involving motivational climate, in which the main objective is increasing students' perceived physical competence, intrinsic motivation, and ENJOYMENT.” Gråstén A et al. Prediction of enjoyment in school physical education, 2012 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24149199 ESPN- The hidden demographics of youth sports, 2013 © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden.
  5. 5. ↑Active lifestyle ↑ Fitness Well-being Fun & Enjoyment Lifestyle (sleep, nutrition, etc) Perceived skills The Whole Student Approach © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden. Identify individual barriers to physical activity 1 Help students find activities they enjoy2 Help students self- reflect on their practice and lifestyle 4 Create programs that maximize skill mastery and fun 3 Monitor fitness, enjoyment, progress and reinforce positive behaviors 5 Provide more enjoyable physical activity experience 6
  6. 6. Empowering Students with Self- Monitoring • Simple, effective tool for behavior change • No equipment required • Encourage student to ‘listen to their body’ • Teach them skills they can apply in real life, regardless their financial means • Subjective scales have been proved valid to control exercise intensity in children http://www.interventioncentral.org/node/961544 Source: blogs.ubc.ca © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden.
  7. 7. Monitoring Physical Activity with sRPE • High correlation between RPE ratings and measured VO2 (0.67- 0.87) for the 6-15 year old during lifestyle activities • Session RPE (minutes x RPE) closely reflect physiological responses among children older than 8 years • sRPE is a a measure of both physical and psychological stress & a better indicator than average heart rate • Session-RPE works with all activities, not just aerobic ones RPE Self-rating of exercise intensity (0-10) Session-RPE (sRPE) Global difficulty of the session (minutes x RPE (1-10) MVPA Any activity with a self-rated RPE rating ≥3 “children's perceptions of effort might be used to guide intensity of exercise during structured activity classes” Eston et al. Validity of a perceived exertion scale for children: A pilot study, 1994 © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden.
  8. 8. Activity Trackers – Pros & Cons • Fun, ‘high-tech’ appeal • Costly, quickly obsolete • No cognitive involvement • Teach to react to a machine • Disconnection body and mind • Accuracy issues • Privacy concerns • Do not measure perceptions (enjoyment, fatigue, etc) © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden.
  9. 9. Heart Rate Monitors - Pros & Cons • Fun, ‘high-tech’ appeal • Indirect measure of exercise intensity • 220-age equation does not predict maximum heart rate – Inacurate HR zones • HR response is affected by medications (ADHD) • Do not measure perceptions (enjoyment, fatigue, etc) Verschuren et al: The 220‐age equation does not predict maximum heart rate in children and adolescents, 2011 © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden.
  10. 10. Benefits of the Self-Monitoring Approach • Helps students self-regulate exercise intensity accurately • Self-monitoring teach real world skills with real world data that are meaningful to students • Substantial cost savings Self-monitoring helps students develop high order thinking and become autonomous in the monitoring of their practice, without having to reply on external technology © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden.
  11. 11. Monitoring Students’ Well-Being – Why? • Empowers students and families to self-reflect on their lifestyle and required behavior changes • Provide a way to individually guide students towards physical activities they will enjoy the most • Simple, non intrusive, completed via smartphone app, tablet or computer • Allow early detection of well-being, lifestyle or PA programming issues and immediate intervention © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden.
  12. 12. Monitoring Fitness – Keep it simple • Increase awareness about the importance of PA to achieve healthly levels of fitness • Motivate students to get fitter to improve their scores • Prove to them them that ‘they can do it!’ • Celebrate progress & individual successes • Encourage everyone’s participation • Present results in a positive way. Not as a pass/fail exam. © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden. “If you can’t explain the test and the meaning of the results in a sentence, then things are too complex.” John M. Cissik @jcissik
  13. 13. The FITSTATS Wellness Solution
  14. 14. What is FITSTATS Wellness FITSTATS Wellness is a secure, simple and easy to use cloud-based platform to monitor well-being, MPVA, enjoyment, health-related fitness and track the progress, goals and participation of children, adolescent and adults © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden. FITSTATS Wellness is a Complete Solution for Managing Student-Centric Wellness Programs
  15. 15. Key FEATURES • Cloud-based platform accessible from anywhere by students, parents, teachers and administrators • Provides a whole student approach to monitoring and assessment • Students can enter data via mobile apps. • System monitors Well-being, enjoyment, MPVA, Healt-Related Fitness, Skills, etc • Automated alert system identifies issues & ‘at risk’ students • Fully compatible with all assessment protocols (President's Challenge, FITNESSGRAM ®, etc.) • Includes individual, class, school & district graphs and reports • Fully compliant with the Every Student Succeeds Act and any state and government standards © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden.
  16. 16. SIMPLE Wellness & Activity Monitoring © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden. Student Self- report Well-being questionnaire System Interprets Data & Generate Alerts How to fix advices Instant access to individual & group data Teacher receives Immediate alerts Post- session feedback
  17. 17. Student Tools © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden. Wellness Questionnaire Fitness Profile Fitness Progress Individual Program Activity Recording
  18. 18. Teacher & Administrator Tools © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden. Wellness dashboard Program design Fitness assessment Wellness monitoring Alerts & Risk assessment Statistics and reporting
  19. 19. FITSTATS HELPS TO •Identify wellness, enjoyment and motivational issues and suggests corrective actions •Assess and monitor fitness with your prefered tests and standards •Individualize fitness & physical activity programs •Lower individual barriers to physical activity •Produce data that can be used to motivate students & teach mathematical concepts •Engage and guide students towards a long-term active lifestyle FITSTATS includes all data management and reporting tools required by a world-class student-centric wellness management program © 2016, FITSTATS Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of in any form, printed or electronic is expressly forbidden.
  20. 20. Request your FREE DEMO on FITSTATSWELLNESS.COM Lowering the Barriers to Physical Activity has Never Been so Easy

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