Pedometer Power

Go beyond just walking with a pedometer guide with these 65 motivating activities!

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The included 65 pedometer-based activities in this book can be used with children or adults, in school or outdoor settings. These new and improved activities promote the importance of duration, intensity, and monitoring activity.

65 Activities

This text includes 65 field-tested pedometer activities, so you can use your pedometers for multiple activities. Pedometers can be used by children and adults to help track their steps and their overall health. Use them in class settings or outside.

Contents

The book contains 7 chapters covering a variety of topics.

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Promoting Lifestyle Physical Activity
    • From Fitness to Physical Activity
    • From Intensity to Volume
    • How Much Physical Activity Is Enough?
    • Final Thoughts
    • If You Want to Know More
    • References
  • Chapter 2. Funding, Purchasing, and Managing Pedometers
    • Funding
    • Purchasing
    • Managing
    • Final Thoughts
    • If You Want to Know More
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Using Pedometers in Physical Education
    • Introducing Pedometers to Students
    • Improving Instruction With Pedometer Data
    • Implementing Teaching Strategies to Increase Physical Activity
    • Final Thoughts
    • If You Want to Know More
    • References
  • Chapter 4. Using Pedometers to Teach Self-Management Skills
    • Self-Efficacy and Motivation
    • Pedometers and Goal Setting
    • Setting Individual Activity Goals
    • Creating Cooperative Class Goals
    • Setting Step Goals for Discretionary-Time Activity
    • Calculating Stride Length
    • Converting Steps to Mileage
    • Integrating Self-Management Skills
    • Writing Prompts for Classroom Teachers
    • Final Thoughts
    • If You Want to Know More
    • References
  • Chapter 5. Activities for Elementary School Students
    • Learning About Steps and Activity Time
    • 10 Steps
    • Estimating Steps and Time
    • Guess and Check
    • No Steps
    • Design a Route
    • Graphing Step Counts
    • Understanding Individual Differences
    • Pedometer Orienteering
    • Pedometer Frisbee Golf
    • Other Golf Activities
    • Pedometer Scavenger Hunt
    • Pedometer Sports Activities
    • Moving Across the Country
    • Pedometer-Enhanced Relays
    • Extracurricular Activities
    • Physical Activity Clubs
    • PAC Charity Walk and Jog
    • PAC Family Fun Day
    • PAC Moving Across the Country
    • Active Intramurals
    • Schoolwide Pedometer Step Contest
    • Final Thoughts
    • If You Want to Know More
  • Chapter 6. Activities for Secondary School and College Students
    • Student-Modified Activities Based on Pedometer Steps
    • Student-Developed Activities
    • Student-Designed Pedometer Orienteering Course
    • Activity Exploration
    • Peer Teaching
    • Physical Education Activities
    • Establishing Baseline Step Counts for Daily Physical Activity
    • Pedometer Goal Setting
    • Goal-Setting Menu
    • Individual Intervention Programs
    • Hypothesis Testing With Pedometers
    • Learning About the Activity Guidelines
    • Pedometer Activities for College Students
    • Pedometers 101
    • Active vs. Inactive Day
    • Guess and Walk
    • Awareness Activities
    • Interview
    • The Popular 10,000-Step Goal
    • Rain or Shine?
    • 30 Minutes
    • Pedometer Thoughts
    • Physical Activity and Culture
    • Wellness Activity
    • Final Thoughts
    • If You Want to Know More
    • References
  • Chapter 7. Activities for Families and Communities
    • Physical Education Nights
    • Active Open House
    • Physical Activity Festival
    • Pass the Pedometer
    • Pedometer Chore Time
    • Errands With a Pedometer
    • Evaluating Physical Activities
    • Family Goals
    • Family Dance Night
    • Walk and Talk
    • Walk Around the Clock
    • Family Scavenger Hunt
    • Season Stepping
    • Active Samaritans
    • Adopt-a-Neighborhood Street
    • Behavior-Change Contract
    • Walk-to-School Day
    • Other Pedometer Activity Ideas
    • Final Thoughts
    • If You Want to Know More
    • References
  • About the Authors

Book is 184 pages.

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