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8.14: Fruit for Fitness

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    Learn:

    • Why being physically active is good for you

    Giveaway: Sample of fruits.

    Tools:

    • poster board for signage
    • 2 yoga mats (participants can use for exercises)
    • Fruit: Options can include, but aren't limited to: bananas, strawberries, oranges, pineapple, apples, grapes. It's best to have three different options.
    • Hand sanitizer/Toothpicks/Napkins
    • Bowl for each type of fruit
    • Speaker and phone for music

    Set-Up:

    • Prior to the activity, decide what three exercise moves and pieces of fruit you will be using.
      • Exercises can be, but are not limited to: push-ups, high knees, squats, sit-ups, burpees, jumping jacks.
      • Fruit can be, but is not limited to: bananas, strawberries, oranges, pineapple, apples, grapes.
    • Then match each exercise and fruit together with a "price"
      • i.e. 3 strawberries = 10 push-ups, 1 tangerine = 15 high knees, 2 pineapple slices = 5 burpees

    Activity:

    • Tell each participant to pick an exercise to do, have facilitator count out loud to how many sets of activity the participant completes.
    • After completing the activity, give the student the corresponding fruit.
    • Then explain the importance and benefits of being active and the benefits of the sugars found in fruit.
    • Set aside fruit for each lunch period so that you do not run out if doing it for multiple periods.
    • Ask participants to complete the feedback survey.

    Talking Points:

    • Introduction: What is your favorite physical activity? Do you want to do an activity to get some fruit?
    • Physical activity helps reduce stress, improves your mood due to a release of endorphins, improves quality of sleep, improves self-esteem, and relieves symptoms of depressions and anxiety. Also protects against heart disease, stroke Type II Diabetes, and weight gain.
    • There are lots of ways to add in physical activity throughout your day - it doesn't have to be done all at once.
    • It can be fun! Grab a friend and get moving!

    Suggested Information for Café O Yea:

    KEY TERMS:

    Physical activity: Movement of the body that results in using calories

    Sedentary: A person who performs little physical activity each day

    Physical fitness: Having the ability to complete daily tasks and still have energy left over at the end of the day.

    Natural Sugars: The sugar found in fruit is called fructose, and your body absorbs it slower than added refined sugars.

    • Fruit is a good source of natural sugar that can provide energy as fuel for before a workout.
    • The fructose found in fruit gives your body energy and fruit provides vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
    • There are lots of ways to add in physical activity throughout your day - it doesn't have to be done all at once.

    Different physical activities you can do at home (https://www.acefitness.org/education...home-exercises)

    • Pushups
    • Sit Ups
    • Squats
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