Using PE Heart Rate Data to Create a More Student-Friendly Curriculum

Data from the IHT ZONE wrist heart rate monitors his students wear during their PE classes will help Hudson High School (Iowa) teacher Sean Leonard improve his curriculum for the coming school year.

Leonard modified his High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)-based program to observe how students’ effort level changed as measured by the ZONE’s heart rate reports generated after each session. With the data in hand, Leonard will spend part of his summer rethinking his approach to next year. Read More

Two schools win grant to ‘Upgrade’ wellness

Originally published July 5, 2019 in the Dubois County Herald.

By Leann Burke

When students and staff return to Ferdinand and Tenth Street elementaries this fall, they’ll be greeted by a new emphasis on health and wellness.

Both schools earned the Upgrade Grant from the Welborn Baptist Foundation of Evansville and will begin their planning years this fall. The grant is a $75,000 multi-year intervention that aims to facilitate change within schools by implementing the coordinated school health approach to develop healthy eating and active lifestyle behaviors among students, their families and school staff. Read More