The Exercise Video

Living a “healthy” life has taken on many new meanings in the 21st century.  Many people exercise, “diet”, and get plenty of rest but still aren’t sure if they are healthy.  Still others look as though they are physically fit but don’t eat well or exercise.  For this project, we will identify different types of exercise and determine what it means to have a good “diet”. 


Your job will be to identify your favorite exercise or physical activity.  You will research the health benefits of that exercise, the realistic health goals a person may achieve when engaging in that exercise, pre- and post-activity stretching, apparel, and diet that will support the health goals of your favorite activity.  After completing your research, you will create a portion of the class exercise video.


Day 1:  Research.  Compare and contrast aerobic and anaerobic activity.  Define each and list five exercise examples for each.  What are the health benefits?  Who might want to participate in each? How are aerobic and anaerobic exercises different?

***You must visit and cite at least 3 websites in doing this research***You may use Inspiration or Word to record your research.


Day 2 and 3:   Diet.  Continue your health research by analyzing the nutritional goals of healthy people.  What is the difference between diet and “diet”?  What is the FDA?  What are the components of the food pyramid?  How many calories do the FDA recommend each day for a healthy 13 year old?  Search the Internet for sites that will give you calorie information for foods that people eat on a daily basis.


Create an Excel Spreadsheet to record your daily caloric intake for each day of the week beginning with Monday 5/21.  Make 1 column to write the food item and one column to record the calories.  Auto Sum the totals at the bottom of each column that has numbers in it.


Day 4 and 5:  Preparation.  Use Inspiration to make a concept map of all the preparations that will go into participating in the exercise you have chosen.  Include possible costs, locations, clothing, time commitment, performance levels, equipment, age, legality, and any other preparations people need to consider before participating.


Also, include a storyboard for making a beginner video for people interested in getting started.