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Eat Smart, Live Strong Exercises Stephen Ball, PhD and Robin Gammon, MEd, RD, LD
Background- MO Physical Activity Handouts Why reinvent the wheel? ◦Some of the exercises in the curriculum promote poor form and can be unsafe. ◦Neck rolls We created the PA Handouts to be used with different curricula (ESLS, ESBA, etc.) Image from: Wellsphere.com
Implementation Use the MO guidesheet and handouts ◦Warm-up ◦Exercises ◦Cool-down Use instructions on handout to teach the exercises Weights cannot be used during class, but are encouraged for home use Spot to take notes
Tips for Instructors Most of the exercises are simple to lead Try the exercises at home so you will be comfortable demonstrating them Use a mirror to practice
Safety If your participants do not feel comfortable with doing any or all of the exercises it is okay for them to sit out. Tell you participants if they feel pain, pressure, dizziness or joint pain while exercising they should stop and let you know.
Safety-cont. Provide additional guidance for participants that are doing the exercises incorrectly. Can a participant hurt themselves if they do an exercise incorrectly?
Warm-up and cool-down Warm-up needs to get heart rate up 5 minutes Examples of warm-up: ◦5 minute walk, around building or outside ◦Scarves ◦Active Simon Says ◦Light aerobics The warm-up and cool-down can be the same activity Cool-down is optional
Exercises Tailor the exercises to meet the needs of your group and the allotted time Do exercises from 1-2 handouts at each ESLS session Do two sets of 10 for the exercises and hold 20 seconds for the stretches
Positive Feedback Encourage and give positive feedback to participants as they do the exercises. Encourage them to do the exercises at home with a friend or family member.