I strongly feel that the fact that I kept myself in good shape by exercising,
eating properly and getting enough rest contributed to my excellent attendance record as a teacher.

Shape Up! Lead by Example  #livewellnow 

How Fit Are You Really? - World Fitness Level

Fit Lit: How Movement Impacts Learning @edutopia

My Play and Movement page

Some apps to track your movement: WalkTrackerPro, MapMyWalk, CardioTrainer, RunMyRoute

I now enjoy using my FitBit to track my daily steps, mileage and heart rate.

#fitnessedu   #fitleaders

Fitness Goals

Improve on my nutrition and fitness
10,000 steps per day and/or 100,000 steps a week
Surpass the 2,262 miles I did in 2015

Walking, Jogging & Running

Tech tools to keep you on the fitness track

Daily Fit Log

I enjoy using Walk Tracker Pro on my iPhone

Getting & Staying Motivated to Exercise

Getting Motivated to Exercise

Fitness programs: 7 tips for staying motivated  MayoClinic

How to Get Motivated to Exercise

How to Stay Motivated to Exercise: Get Motivation to Work Out from Goal Setting, Rewards or a Buddy

My Motivational Sayings Page

Fitness, Nutrition and Exercise Calculators

My Nutrition Page

Activity Calorie Calculator

Calorie Calculator

Body Fat Estimator

Body Height Weight Converter Metric-American Units

Enhanced Calorie Calculator - Calorie Counter and Fat Calculator To Count Calories and Fat Grams in Your Diet.

Calorie Counter - Calories Burned, BMI, BMR & RMR Calculator

BMI - Body Mass Index Introduction DNPA CDC

Carbohydrate Calculator

UMMS Cholesterol Reduction Calculator

Exercise Risk Calculator

Fat Intake Calculator

Protein Calculator

Target Heart Rate Calculator

Waist to Hip Ratio

For years I took to the streets and trails and ran.  The pressure of constant pounding does take its toll so I started with a treadmill but still did not like the pounding.  I bought a Nordick Track and literally wore it out.  I like working out on an elliptical machine. I do vary my speed and intensity as I feel interval training really builds you up.


Elliptical Training

Gym Smarts: Cardio (Elliptical) - Watch WebMD Video

Cardio Workout: Elliptical for Endurance

I suggest getting a series of upbeat playlists for your nanos et al. while exercising. Here is my main Workout playlist when I am doing a fast & furious bit on the elliptical: Let's Get This Party Started, Born to Run, Flashdance, Gonna Fly Now, Winner Takes it All, Stayin Alive, Let's Get Physical, We Are The Champions, I Believe I Can Fly, Born to Be Wild, Eye of the Tiger, Chariots of Fire, Pipeline, Wipeout, Take My Breath Away

Exercise combined with proper nutrition and getting enough rest are important factors in good health.

My Physical Education page

My Track & Field page

My CrossFit page

Let's Move: America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids

5 Physical Education Activities You Can Use For Early Morning Fitness

Morton students make health, fitness part of daily routine

Physical Activity for Everyone: Guidelines: Adults | DNPAO | CDC

Education World: Principals Launch School-Wide Wellness Programs

Fitness: Kudda Video Library

Exercise and longevity: Worth all the sweat

Animated Exercise Examples


Physical Activity - CDC

Fitness Basics - Mayo Clinic

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight - Vox

Fitness Partner

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

President's Challenge

MedlinePlus Exercise and Physical Fitness

Fitness Fundamentals

BAM! Body and Mind. Teacher's Corner

Cross Training

Cross Training | Runner's World & Running Times

Improve Fitness and Reduce Injury With Cross Training

Benefits Of Cross Training Workouts - Life123


Learn about Zumba Fitness


Kickboxing -TeensHealth

How Kickboxing Can Transform Your Workout / Fitness / Body Building


IADMS: International Association for Dance Medicine & Science Resource Paper: Dance Fitness

IADMS: Resources for Teachers

My Dance Page


Walking for Fitness - Weight Loss - Exercise

WalkJogRun Running Routes

The Walking Site

A Walk A Day - Cardiovascular Exercise - FitFacts - American Council On Exercise(ACE)

Weight Training

Weight Training, Exercise Instruction & Kinesiology

Reduce the Osteoporosis risk by Weight bearing exercises

Strength Training for Older Adults

"Exercise alone provides psychological and physical benefits. However, if you also adopt a strategy that engages your mind while you exercise, you can get a whole host of psychological benefits fairly quickly.
Dr. James Rippe

"Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise." Linford Christie

"And I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet. " Julie Bishop

"As I mentioned previously, the tools that allow for optimum health are diet and exercise. " Bill Toomey

"Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating." Bob Filner  

"Eating properly is great. I mean you cut the fat down, cut the cholesterol out, but still you got to get your rest and you got to have some form of exercise." Mike Ditka

"Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far." Thomas Jefferson

Exercise: you don't have time not to.”

"Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness." Edward Stanley

"Nothing’s better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you." A. Trimble