Winter fitness workouts: Playground athletic club, phys ed exercises at recess | Examiner.com

With childhood obesity rates exploding, fitness is the buzzword in health and education. Summer fitness workouts are pretty easy to manage, but what about winter fitness workouts for kids? That's more challenging in cold climates with ice, snow, sleet, etc. Students are getting less phys ed instruction with funding cuts. So teachers must be creative. Here are winter sports, fitness workouts and phys ed exercises children can do on the playground during school recess. These activities address national targets for health curricula, phys ed exercises plus "Let's Move" and "Healthy Lifestyles" mandates. These winter fitness workouts can be used in all grades from preschool to high school and in special education. Students initiate and monitor activities themselves, which hits educational goals of self-care and self-advocacy. Organize a student Playground Athletic Club. Here's how.   Winter fitness workouts: Playground athletic club, phys ed exercises at recess | Examiner.com

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