ERIC Number: ED362758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Exercise: Benefits for Body and Mind. Teacher's Guide. Health Promotion for Adult Literacy Students: An Empowering Approach.
Hudson River Center for Program Development, Glenmont, NY.
This teaching guide is part of a series of materials developed, with input from adult learners, to aid adult literacy teachers in incorporating health education into the curriculum. This guide aims to help teachers to provide adult students with information about good fitness habits and positive health behaviors that will substantially reduce the risk of poor overall health. The guide provides the goals and objectives of the course; it is organized in six sections that cover the following topics: (1) background information (exercise and good health, obesity in children, and aerobic versus anaerobic activity); (2) what works (principles of exercise, components of fitness, tailoring the program, phases of fitness, weight control, and physiological differences between men and women); (3) special cases (pregnancy, senior citizens, larger persons); (4) getting started (motivation, doing it right, how not to spend lots of money); (5) safety (preventing injury while exercising, environmental considerations); and (6) promoting the value of the program. The guide includes sample lessons, handouts, a list of 15 resources, a glossary of key terms, keys to handouts, and a bibliography listing 15 references. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Continuing Education Program Development.
Authoring Institution: Hudson River Center for Program Development, Glenmont, NY.