Grade: Senior
Subject: Phys Ed

#482. Physical Fitness and Obesety

Phys Ed, level: Senior
Posted Thu Jun 18 14:41:22 PDT 1998 by Tom Blume ().
Iowa, USA
Materials Required: Inernet access
Activity Time: 1-3 hours
Concepts Taught: Physical Education and Obesety

Physical Education and Obesety
By Tom Blume


How physically fit do you think you are? The following project will introduce you to web sites on the Internet that will help you decide.


First get into groups of three. Then each group will be given a person to collect information on. Each group must use three web sites to answer questions and make an assessment of the person they have. Each group will report back to the class what they have concluded. Complete one "Critical Evaluation Survey" sheet for each web site visited.


Part I
Go to . Go into Weight Loss/Fitness Articles and read the article "12 Ways to super-charging your metabolism for weight loss".
1. What is metabolism?

2. What is basal metabolism?

3. List four ways to boost metabolism?

Now go back to the main page and into" Calculate your basal metabolic rate" (BMR).
1. Calculate the BMR for your person.

2. What is the total number of calories needed a day for your person?

Part II

Go to go down to "Calculate all kinds of things" and click in. Go to the bottom of the page and click on "Calculators". Now calculate the following and summarize the information given.

1. Body mass

2. Ideal weight

3. Body fat percentage

4. Health risk assessment

Now back to the main page. Go up and click on "Calories- How many get burned". Read this and look at the chart.

1. What exercise burns the most calories per minute?

2. What burns the least?

Now back to the main page and open "Importance of Drinking Water" then open "Water Helps Keep Fat Away".

1. Give four examples of why it is important to drink water.

2. How much water should we drink a day"

3. Why should we drink it cold?

Go to and open "Easy Exercises" then read this page. Open "Aerobics: Finding Your Target Heart Rate".

1. What does aerobic mean?

2. What is aerobic exercise?

3. What are the benefits of aerobic exercise?

4. Check to see if you and your partners can find your resting heart rate. Did you find it?

5. Now calculate your persons target heart rate.

Look over the information you have collected and answer these questions.

1. Would your person be obese? How do you know?

2. From what you have read what type of exercise would this person want to start using?


All groups that finish the exercise will receive full credit.


Following this exercise a discussion will be held to let students share what they learned about their person.
Students will have a better understanding of the Internet, being physically fit, and how they can use the Internet to become fit.