In this activity children learn the importance of exercise in keeping us healthy and understand that exercise keeps our bodies and minds healthy too.
This activity links to the London Marathon. The focus is the importance of exercise and healthy food for a healthy body and mind. It includes how to take a resting and after exercise heart rate so we know that we have exercised effectively and safely.
Children will determine the importance of exercise in keeping us healthy. They will understand that exercise keeps our bodies healthy and our minds healthy too.
- to think about and ask questions about exercising
Children will learn:
- that our bodies and minds can be positively affected by exercise
- to follow simple instructions and compare their prediction with what actually happened
- that eating healthy food and exercising is good for our minds and bodies
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.