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35 reviewed resources for cardio exercises

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Healthy Body Image: Healthy Exercises for Every Body

For Students 9th - 12th
From three-way neck rolls to a figure-5 hurdler's stretch, this is an ultimate guide to healthy exercises. It begins with a bulleted list of general guidelines on cardiorespiratory exercise, flexibility, resistance exercises, and range...
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Fitness Musical Hoops

For Students 2nd - 8th
A new take on musical chairs! Pupils run, skip, jump, high knees, etc. around the perimeter of the gym, making sure not to cross through the middle, as music is being played. Then, when the music stops, children have to put their feet in...
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Jump Jump Fit

For Students 5th - 8th
Looking for cardio fitness to do with the class? Promote a little competition and positive cardio fitness. While one partner is jumping rope, the other partner is jumping from lily pad to lily pad, both keeping track of the number if...
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Fitness Challenge

For Students K - 12th
Don't be a couch potato! Get up and moving with a February 2018 calendar that suggests daily exercises that will get your feet walking and your heart pumping. There's even a special challenge for Super Bowl Sunday.
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Cardio-Vascular Endurance

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students in a special education class work to improve their endurance. As a class, they complete the same exercises at the beginning of each class trying to increase the number of reps. They are also introduced to healthy eating habits...
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Water Fitness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students participate in a series of aerobic exercises in water to help improve fitness.
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Fitness Fun

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to fun cardio exercises that raise the heart rate.
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Fitness Bowling

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners bowl and their score of downed pins determines a specific exercise, i.e. a score of 5 might be to do 10 jumping jacks. They who roll a spare or a strike can decide the exercise for the group.
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Small Space Big Track

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students jog for exercise in a gym. In this jogging instructional activity, students follow a pattern in the gym to practice running in a small space while pacing themselves.
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Jump Rope Routine

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Learners explore hearth health by participating in an aerobic exercise. In this jump rope lesson, students identify the importance of cardiovascular exercise and how it helps fight heart disease. Learners utilize jump ropes in class and...
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Aerobic Frisbee Golf

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Pupils work cooperatively as a team and accurately throw a Frisbee. In addition, students explore fitness components and different systems of the human body.
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Fitness Notes - Weight Training

For Students 7th - 10th
In this resource, the fitness notes cover the five principles of fitness, the principles of training/exercise, and cardio-respiratory fitness. The weight training notes cover the principles of weight training, proper techniques, and the...
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Hourglass Relay

For Students 3rd - 8th
Have the class run continuously in the shape of an hourglass with the hourglass relay activity. Four lines stand in four opposite corners and run to respective lines making the shape of an hourglass. They high five the first person in...
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Cardiovascular Fitness

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore cardiovascular fitness. In this fitness lesson, 6th graders discuss the parts of the cardiovascular lesson and are shown videos of cardiovascular exercises. Additionally, students brainstorm various exercises and...
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Examining the Effects of Space Flight on the Heart, Lungs, and Blood Vessels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are able to identify the components of the cardio-vascular system. They are able to describe the way the heart works to pump the blood. Students are able to explain the function of the cardio-vascular system. They are able to...
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Healthy Heart

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learners examine the functions of the heart and ways to maintain a healthy heart.  In this human body science lesson, students listen to Magic School Bus Inside the Human Heart, and diagram the human heart and blood flow.  Learners...
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Team Sports 2 - Final Project: One Week Workout Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young athletes get fit and eat healthy with a comprehensive one-week fitness plan. Focusing on nutrition and physical activity, the project provides a tangible way to set goals and create balance.
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Cardivascular Fitness

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to the cardiovascular system. They discuss the parts of the body that make up this system (heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries) and also discuss the benefits of cardio exercise.
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Forearm Pass/Setting

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Here is a beautifully designed volleyball lesson plan on the forearm pass/bump and overhead pass/set. It includes a detailed multimedia presentation and set of instructional guidelines, skill cues, and lists of strategies for...
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Individual Sports - Final Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
 A very nicely organized worksheet for a final project on a one-week workout plan for an individual sport. There are four parts to this workout plan: goals, nutrition, safety, and physical activity/exercise. These categories will...
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Activity Log

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Have your young athletes track their cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises each week with this simple activity log. The document includes spaces to mark average heart rate, perceived exertion rate, time, and reps/sets for each...
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Helping Hands Tag

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students work as teams to help others and develop cardio-respiratory endurance. They play a game of tag using noodles.
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Fitness Ball Run

For Students 2nd - 8th
Think back-to-front sprints with a ball! Pupils jog around in a straight line while carrying a ball. The leader in the line passes the ball back to the person behind them and so on and so forth until it gets to the last person in the...
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Water Fitness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Toward the end of the school year when the weather warms up, take your high schoolers swimming! They perform various cardiovascular activities in the pool, beginning with a warm-up activity and followed by stretching, precardio,...

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