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 and the ability to endure the stresses of facilitating
the learning of my students under terrible conditions.
Where I taught.

How Fit Are You Really? - World Fitness Level

Some apps to track your movement: WalkTrackerPro, MapWalk, CardioTrainer, RunRoute, Runkeeper

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

#fitnessedu   #fitleaders  #livewellnow

 Fitness Goal

Improve on  nutrition and fitness

I enjoy using Walk Tracker Pro and RunKeeper on my  iPhone

I keep a "running" spreadsheet of all of my days of exercise.

Getting & Staying Motivated to Exercise

How to Get Motivated to Exercise When You're Off Track

Fitness Tips for staying motivated  MayoClinic

How to Get Motivated to Exercise

 Motivational Sayings Page

Fitness, Nutrition and Exercise Calculators

 Nutrition Page

Calculate Your BMI - Standard BMI Calculator

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  speed and intensity as I feel interval training really builds you up.


Elliptical Training

Gym Smarts: Cardio (Elliptical) - Watch WebMD Video

I suggest getting a series of upbeat playlists for your nanos et al. while exercising. Here is  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  Breath Away

"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

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

 Physical Education page

 Track & Field page

 CrossFit page

 Play and Movement page

How to Build Your Own Workout Routines – Advice from a Two-time Olympian

Exercise for Beginners

Physical Activity - CDC

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

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise

President's Challenge I participated in this challenge.

MedlinePlus Exercise and Physical Fitness

BAM! Body and Mind. Teacher's Corner

Cross Training

Cross Training | Runner's World & Running Times

Cross Training Improve Fitness and Reduces Injury

Interval Training

In college when I ran I found that interval training really helped me. I started with Fartlek and have continued interval training whenever I work out now.

Interval Training: Follow This Training Plan and You Could Become One Of Our Weight-Loss Success Stories | Shape Magazine


Learn about Zumba Fitness


IADMS: International Association for Dance Medicine & Science Resources for Teachers

 Dance Page


Walking for Fitness - Weight Loss - Exercise

The Walking Site

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

Weight Training

Weight Training, Exercise Instruction & Kinesiology

"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  

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