School’s focus on student fitness contributes to academic successes

Data from student-worn heart rate monitors and research about the positive impact physical education has on academic success convinced an IDEA Public Schools principal to make sure students who need academic support don’t get it at the expense of exercise and fitness. “‘You will no longer take kids out of PE for academic intervention until …
Posted on February 23, 2018 Comments Off on School’s focus on student fitness contributes to academic successes
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Hallway hustle helps Physical Education students keep heart rate up

Students focused on heart rate training during physical education often break one of the longest-standing rules in education: no running in the school hallways. The students mean no disrespect to authority. They just don’t want to let their heart rate drop during a class session, even if they have to excuse themselves. “The other day …
Posted on February 19, 2018 Comments Off on Hallway hustle helps Physical Education students keep heart rate up
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Students Develop Lifetime Skill of Exercising at an Elevated Heart Rate

Students can maximize the health benefits of physical education by maximizing the time they spend exercising at an elevated heart rate during class. Wearable fitness devices provide users with a wealth of information ranging from heart rate to steps to calories burned during exercise. In partnership with adidas, IHT developed its wrist-based heart rate monitor …
Posted on February 16, 2018 Comments Off on Students Develop Lifetime Skill of Exercising at an Elevated Heart Rate
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Students can make up missed P.E. time with IHT Spirit App

Physical education teachers faced with dwindling class time can expand their programs and recapture lost exercise time by integrating the IHT Spirit Mobile App into their use of the adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors. Developed and released in September 2017, the IHT Spirit Mobile App enables teachers using the adidas Zone …
Posted on February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Students can make up missed P.E. time with IHT Spirit App
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Training report gives P.E. students immediate, vital feedback

Teachers can reinforce the health benefits of a full class period’s worth of heart rate training by providing students with a detailed workout summary before they leave for their next class. Utilizing IHT’s Spirit System, students wear heart rate monitors and try to keep their heart rate in the target heart rate zone for the …
Posted on February 13, 2018 Comments Off on Training report gives P.E. students immediate, vital feedback
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Flipped classroom approach gives P.E. students a leading role

Physical education students increase their ability to create heart-healthy workouts utilizing strategies more commonly seen in academic subjects. In recent years, teachers have implemented practices that give students more control over how they learn essential subject matter. Teachers have found students more engaged and prepared for class when they employ the flipped classroom technique to …
Posted on February 9, 2018 Comments Off on Flipped classroom approach gives P.E. students a leading role