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Young Medical Magnet Students Step Up Exercise Intensity With Heart Rate Monitors

Students Take First Steps Toward Fitness Management After Teacher Begins New Semester With IHT ZONE Wrist Heart Rate Monitors

When Bridge Creek Elementary (Elgin, S.C.) became a medical magnet campus,  Lindsay Belville enhanced health and PE program by adding IHT ZONE wrist heart rate monitors to her curriculum.  

Belville’s students (grades 2-5) first started using the ZONE monitors in January, and Belville’s seen them embrace the technology.

“They love it,” Belville said after her first week using the ZONEs. “They want to keep it on all day. They want to get the opportunity to get their heart rate up. They don’t want to be in the blue.” Read More

Setting Preschoolers on an Active Path

Originally published Feb. 12, 2019 in U.S. News & World Reports.

By Len Canter, HealthDay Reporter

Physical activity is closely linked to development of a child’s mental skills — ones essential to academic success and navigating challenges they’ll face throughout life.

Studies show that boosts in thinking ability, or executive function, often follow bouts of activity. But only one-third of children are physically active every day. Less than half the time they spend in school activities — like physical education, team practices and even games — includes movement that qualifies as physical activity. This shortfall means that their physical health, as well as their mental skills, may suffer. Read More