Function Following Form
Sports Med second-year students are switching their focus from the anatomy, or structures, they’ve learned so far, to an introduction to physiology, or function of the body. From learning how the body uses oxygen while performing different exercises, to introducing first-year students to various fitness equipment in the classroom, we will discuss the importance of movement, especially during the pandemic, where sports and activities continue to be restricted or altered. Students will discuss ways that they can incorporate movement into their day so they can aim to stay healthy.
At the end of this unit, second-year students will choose pieces of fitness equipment to use, and plan a 45 minute workout, including a warm up and cool down, to deliver to the first-year students. They will keep the intensity low, since students are required to keep their masks on during activities, but will include resistance and cardio exercises.
Both groups will continue to learn about the importance of exercise and movement as they near the end of their high school careers, where exercise is largely planned for them through their sports. The goal is to have a basic understanding that you don’t have to run a marathon to reap the benefits of exercise - every little bit adds up!