This activity is part of the Health and Wellbeing Initiative; more information about future challenges is coming soon!
During this activity, you will learn the significance of physical exercise and its impact on their bodies. Through engaging in jumping rope, yoga, and a flag race, you will discover how different activities affect heart rates, fostering an understanding of the importance of staying active for your overall health and well-being.
Develop these Key Competencies
- Systems thinking
- Pulse oximeter
- Jumping ropes
- Yoga poses cards
- color tape for the floor
- small flags
For this activity, you will need your team!
Warm-up: Let everyone know that you are all going to start a circle of very different types of activities, you will all learn the effect it has on your breathing and pulse.
Pulse measurement: You all sure learn and investigate the importance of monitoring your heart rate before and after physical activity. You will need to demonstrate how to use the pulse oximeter and let everyone take turns measuring their pulse. Encourage all of you to compare your pre- and post-exercise readings and discuss any differences they observe.
Jumping ropes: Set up a designated area for jumping rope using the color tape on the floor. Encourage everyone to try different jumping techniques and keep track of how many jumps you can all do in a set amount of time. Make sure everyone gets the opportunity to try.
Yoga poses: Provide everyone with a set of yoga pose cards and demonstrate how to do each pose. Encourage them to try each pose and hold it for a set amount of time.
Flag relay race: Divide yourselves into teams and set up a course using the small flags. Each team member has to run to the end of the course and back, tagging the next person in line to continue. The first team to finish wins.
Cool-down: End the session with a cool-down to help your bodies return to a resting state. This can include gentle stretches and breathing exercises.
Safety: Emphasize the importance of safety during physical activity. Make sure to stay hydrated, wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and listen to your body if they feel any discomfort or pain.