Do Now… • Pop quiz! Complete as many questions as you can in 2 minutes….
NOW LET’S MOVE! • Choose from the following options: • Powerwalking the UD halls with Beth • Dancing the Macarena with Kim
Macarena: A step by step dance guide - YouTube Now let’s do the MACARENA!
Quiz time #2 • Complete quiz a second time…How do you feel this time?
What type of exercise?(Kim) Show pictures of various cardio exercising activities
What does exercise do to your brain? (Kim) • Explain here effects of exercise on brain (biochemically)
Why did we evolve this way?(Kim) Explain about ancestors coming down out of trees, wimpy, only advantage is our brain skills—which evolved at a time when our bodies were in constant motion Cognitive skills evolved when ancestors were MOVERS—what has happened to us?
Benefits of Exercise and the brain Show charts of increased cognition etc Research from usc exercise increases mitochondria etc Doctors are even prescribing exercise—1 in 3 adult patients advised by dr to boost physical activity, may help depression (self knowledge fight with depression and exercise)
Wrap upExercise is so helpful to build cognition, John Medina believes we should have treadmills in offices and schools and all exercise while we’re working Class discusses pros and cons of treadmills in the classroom—separate into two groups in room (move) Yes to treadmills in the classroom in front, no to it in back–question (cold call) why each person feels this way?
Exit ticket…. Offer to class one way you might add some physical activity into your classroom each day