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ERIC Number: EJ945983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Having a Ball with Fitness Balls
McNulty, Betty
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v25 n2 p27-31 Nov-Dec 2011
Fitness programs can be greatly enhanced with the addition of fitness balls. They are a fun, challenging, economical, and safe way to incorporate a cardiovascular, strength, and stretching program for all fitness levels in a physical education setting. The use of these balls has become more popular during the last decade, and their benefits and uses have also become more common. This article described four kinds of fitness balls, and offered example exercises that can easily be implemented in the classroom. Although each ball is different in size and composition, they provide fresh opportunities for fitness in the classroom and help prepare students for a long and healthy lifetime. (Contains 22 photos.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A