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Pedometer Power-2nd Edition

Pedometer Power-2nd Edition

Using Pedometers in School and Community

$33.95 CAD


Product Format

    With Pedometer Power: Using Pedometers in School and Community, you can

    -use 65 pedometer-based activities for children and adults at home and in physical education, recreation, and after-school settings;

    -promote physical activity—and your program—to parents and the larger community with take-home and special-event activities; and

    -help participants learn about the importance of duration and intensity of physical activity and about the value of maintaining an active lifestyle.

    The best-selling Pedometer Power is back—updated and expanded with 65 thoroughly field-tested and exciting pedometer activities to motivate participants to become more physically active.

    This edition includes new and improved activities, more activities for high school and college students, an emphasis on using pedometers both in school and community settings, and updated data that clearly support the effectiveness of pedometers in monitoring physical activity.

    You can use Pedometer Power in a variety of settings, including physical education classes from kindergarten though college, after-school programs, recreation programs, and health-promotion programs. In doing so, you can accomplish these objectives:

    -Provide tips, strategies, and activities that have been refined by years of development and testing by one of the leading physical education research teams.

    -Ensure that students and participants will be successful and find the activities fun and motivating.

    -Help students and participants accurately gauge both the length and intensity of their activity.

    -Teach, promote, and assess physical activity, based on the cutting-edge research of the authors.

    -Motivate students and participants about the value of mainaining an active lifestyle.

    Pedometer Power provides information on how to use and store the devices, minimize breakage and loss, record and store data, promote physical activity, raise funds, and involve parents, teachers, and administrators. You'll also find fresh, ready-to-use ideas accompanied by diagrams, photos, and time-saving record sheets for students and participants. In short, Pedometer Power contains everything you need to start and manage an ongoing pedometer program.


    Reference for K-12 physical education teachers and for leaders of K-12 after-school and recreation programs.


    Chapter 1. Promoting Lifestyle Physical Activity
    From Fitness to Physical Activity
    From Intensity to Volume
    How Much Physical Activity Is Enough?
    Final Thoughts
    If You Want to Know More . . .

    Chapter 2. Funding, Purchasing, and Managing Pedometers
    Final Thoughts
    If You Want to Know More . . .

    Chapter 3. Using Pedometers in Physical Education
    Introducing Pedometers to Students
    Improving Instruction With Pedometer Data
    Implementing Teaching Strategies to Increase Physical Activity
    Final Thoughts
    If You Want to Know More . . .

    Chapter 4. Using Pedometers to Teach Self-Management Skills
    Self-Efficacy and Motivation
    Pedometers and Goal Setting
    Setting Individual Activity Goals
    Creating Cooperative Class Goals
    Setting Step Goals for Discretionary-Time Activity
    Calculating Stride Length
    Converting Steps to Mileage
    Integrating Self-Management Skills
    Writing Prompts for Classroom Teachers
    Final Thoughts
    If You Want to Know More . . .

    Chapter 5. Activities for Elementary School Students
    Learning About Steps and Activity Time
    10 Steps
    Estimating Steps and Time
    Guess and Check
    No Steps
    Design a Route
    Graphing Step Counts
    Understanding Individual Differences
    Pedometer Orienteering
    Pedometer Frisbee Golf
    Other Golf Activities
    Pedometer Scavenger Hunt
    Pedometer Sports Activities
    Moving Across the Country
    Pedometer-Enhanced Relays
    Extracurricular Activities
    Physical Activity Clubs
    PAC Charity Walk and Jog
    PAC Family Fun Day
    PAC Moving Across the Country
    Active Intramurals
    Schoolwide Pedometer Step Contest
    Final Thoughts
    If You Want to Know More . . .

    Chapter 6. Activities for Secondary School and College Students
    Student-Modified Activities Based on Pedometer Steps
    Student-Developed Activities
    Student-Designed Pedometer Orienteering Course
    Activity Exploration
    Peer Teaching
    Physical Education Activities
    Establishing Baseline Step Counts for Daily Physical Activity
    Pedometer Goal Setting
    Goal-Setting Menu
    Individual Intervention Programs
    Hypothesis Testing With Pedometers
    Learning About the Activity Guidelines
    Pedometer Activities for College Students
    Pedometers 101
    Active vs. Inactive Day
    Guess and Walk
    Awareness Activities
    The Popular 10,000-Step Goal
    Rain or Shine?
    30 Minutes
    Pedometer Thoughts
    Physical Activity and Culture
    Wellness Activity
    Final Thoughts
    If You Want to Know More . . .

    Chapter 7. Activities for Families and Communities
    Physical Education Nights
    Active Open House
    Physical Activity Festival
    Pass the Pedometer
    Pedometer Chore Time
    Errands With a Pedometer
    Evaluating Physical Activities
    Family Goals
    Family Dance Night
    Walk and Talk
    Walk Around the Clock
    Family Scavenger Hunt
    Season Stepping
    Active Samaritans
    Adopt-a-Neighborhood Street
    Behavior-Change Contract
    Walk-to-School Day
    Other Pedometer Activity Ideas
    Final Thoughts
    If You Want to Know More . . .

    About the Authors

    Robert P. Pangrazi, PhD, is a respected physical education professor, researcher, and author. He has written 51 textbooks and more than 100 research and journal articles related to youth fitness and physical education. Dr. Pangrazi has been a keynote speaker for 29 state and district conventions and an invited speaker at nearly 200 conferences. He has presented in Canada, Sweden, Britain, Australia, and the Czech Republic. Dr. Pangrazi is a fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, an elected position limited to 125 members nationally. He also is an honor fellow in the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

    Dr. Pangrazi lives in Tempe, Arizona, and serves as a consultant for Walk4Life and Gopher Sport. He is a professor emeritus at Arizona State University and was a classroom teacher and physical education specialist. In his free time, Dr. Pangrazi enjoys walking, mountain biking, hiking, playing the guitar, and reading.

    An assistant professor in the department of kinesiology and health promotion at the University of Kentucky, Aaron Beighle, PhD, has extensive experience conducting pedometer research with children and working with teachers who use pedometers in schools. Many of these pursuits have resulted in published research and applied professional articles. A member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), and the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE), he has presented at the local, state, regional, and national level. Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife, Barbara, and daughter, Faith, as well as traveling and participating in a variety of physical activities. He resides in Lexington, Kentucky.

    Cara L. Sidman holds a PhD in exercise and wellness, for which she prepared a dissertation and subsequent publications regarding the use of pedometers in promoting and adhering to physical activity. In addition, she has presented at regional and national conferences on topics related to behavior change, environmental influences on behavior, lifetime fitness and wellness, and physical activity adherence among sedentary women. A member of AAPHERD and the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE), Cara is an assistant professor in the department of health, physical education, recreation, and coaching at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater. She has developed an interest and expertise in the use of technology in teaching and learning and continues to focus her scholarly efforts on university and community populations. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, jogging, dancing, and enhancing her wellness.