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Budget Study Pays off as Teacher Finds Funding for PE Technology

Through Curriculum Adoption Process, Students Get New Physical Education Heart Rate Monitors

West Des Moines Community Schools physical education teacher Brian Rhoads’ study of technology and school budgets showed administrators why – and how they could afford it – students would develop fitness management skills with new PE heart rate monitors.

“The key was me educating those above me about what we need to do to help students be healthy and fit for life,” Rhoads said, who helped secure the funding for PE technology he sought. “If we don’t provide the necessary tools, we are doing the students a disservice.” Read More

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Longevity and Academic Performance Increase as Students Exercise at an Elevated Heart Rate

Oct. 5, 2017 – Different companies have different philosophies about the key metrics in evaluating exercise sessions. There are devices the measure exercise at an elevated heart rate, how many steps we have taken, how fast we have run a given distance, and how many calories we have burned.

IHT designed the Spirit System to focus on minutes of exercise because academic research on both children and adults shows conclusively that exercise at an elevated heart rate is correlated to increased longevity, improved cognitive performance, and self-regulation and classroom functioning among children.

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Exercise at an Elevated Heart Rate Increases Longevity and Academic Performance

Oct. 5, 2017 – Different companies have different philosophies about the key metrics in evaluating exercise sessions. There are devices the measure exercise at an elevated heart rate, how many steps we have taken, how fast we have run a given distance, and how many calories we have burned.

IHT designed the Spirit System to focus on minutes of exercise because academic research on both children and adults shows conclusively that exercise at an elevated heart rate is correlated to increased longevity, improved cognitive performance, and self-regulation and classroom functioning among children.

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CEO Ben Bentzin honored by Austin Society of Information Management

Nov. 30, 2016

Austin – Interactive Health Technologies, LLC CEO Ben Bentzin received the 2016 Technology Community Leadership Award at the Austin IT Executives of the Year reception presented by the Austin Society of Information Management.

BentzinThe Technology Community Leadership Award recognizes excellence in leadership skills and execution in the eyes of the IT staff and the executive management of the organization with a focus on community involvement and service.

“I am grateful to the Austin chapter of the Society of Information Management for honoring me with this award,” Bentzin said. “Jen Ohlson and I co-founded Interactive Health Technologies, LLC with a vision to transform physical fitness for children, and I’m honored that SIM recognizes the contributions that IHT has made toward getting kids active and fit.” Read More

CEO Ben Bentzin Named Finalist for Top Austin Tech Honor

Nov. 15, 2016

Austin – Interactive Health Technologies, LLC CEO Ben Bentzin has been named a finalist for the 2016 Information Technologist of the Year award presented by the Austin Society of Information Management.

BentzinThe ceremony announcing the winner takes place at the Innotech Austin conference Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center.

“I am grateful to the Austin chapter of the Society of Information Management for nominating me for this award,” Bentzin said. “Jen Ohlson and I co-founded Interactive Health Technologies, LLC with a vision to transform physical fitness for children, and I’m honored that SIM recognizes the contributions that IHT has made toward getting kids active and fit.” Read More