High School Healthy Hearts in the Zone: A Heart Rate Monitoring Program for Lifelong Fitness

High School Healthy Hearts in the Zone: A Heart Rate Monitoring Program for Lifelong Fitness

by Deve Swaim, Sally Edwards


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- Get up to speed on the use of heart rate monitor technology in high school physical education and health instruction.
- Teach students about lifelong heart fitness.
- Help students individualize their fitness goals and assess their own progress.

Veteran physical educators Deve Swaim and Sally Edwards introduced middle school teachers to heart rate monitors in Middle School Healthy Hearts in the Zone (published in 2002). Their latest book focuses on the unique needs of high school teachers and is designed to make it easy for you to use this technology in your high school curriculum.

How is High School Healthy Hearts in the Zone different from Middle School Healthy Hearts in the Zone? The book provides additional worksheets and workouts for high school students, expanded coverage of the health benefits of heart fitness, in-depth technical information on heart rate monitors, and guidelines for using the technology in sports.

Learn how to
- easily use heart rate monitors—even if you're a novice,
- incorporate heart rate monitor technology into your high school curricula,
- facilitate experiential learning that helps students see and feel how heart health fitness fits into the curriculum,
- add variety to your teaching to keep students interested, and
- provide athletes with a new way to monitor their progress.

The text explains the rationale behind using heart rate monitors and heart zone training in high school curricula. It provides 46 lesson plans that emphasize self-directed learning, goal setting, and self-motivation. It also presents 72 pull-out, reproducible student worksheets and pull-out log and journal pages.

Whether you're new to heart rate monitor technology or you're already using the device, you need High School Healthy Hearts in the Zone—everything you need to succeed is here.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736041775
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 09/17/2002
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 10.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Deve Swaim has worked with heart rate monitors since 1991 and taught health and physical education at the middle school, high school, and college levels since 1972. She has spoken of educational uses for heart rate monitors in presentations throughout the United States and in Australia.

Swaim is an instructor in the graduate teacher education program at Portland State University at Portland, Oregon. In 2001, she was elected the northwest representative to the board of governors of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. In 1997, she was awarded Honorary Life Member of the Oregon Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She also has served as a member of the Oregon Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport and was a founding member of the board of directors of the Oregon Health Promotion Foundation.

Swaim earned her master's degree in health and physical education from the University of Oregon in 1975.

Sally Edwards is a long-time physical educator and the creator of the heart zone training system introduced in this book. She is the author of five books on heart zone training, including the bestselling The Heart Rate Monitor Book. Edwards, a professional athlete, is a 16-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, former Master's world-record holder, and a member of the Triathlon Hall of Fame. In 1984, Edwards was an Olympic trials marathon qualifier. She is a former trustee and officer of the Women's Sports Foundation and founder of USA Triathlon, the governing body of triathlon. Since 1990, Edwards has served as the national spokesperson for the Danskin Women's Triathlon. She also founded the Heart Zones company, where she is currently head heart.

Edwards earned her master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970 and her MBA from National University in 1986.

Table of Contents


Seven Principles of Heart Zone Education
Goals and Standards of Heart Zone Education
Rationale for Using Heart Rate Monitors
Equipment Organization and Setup
Suggestions for Classroom Management

Unit 1 Jump Start: A Quick Reference for Getting Started
Background Information
Using a Heart Rate Monitor for the First Time
Lesson Plans

Unit 2 Measure: The First Step
Measuring and Recording Heart Rate Data
Understanding Heart Rate Assessments
Lesson Plans
Student Worksheets

Unit 3 Monitor: The Second Step
Programming a Heart Rate Monitor
Precise Heart Rate Monitoring
Sources of Error in Heart Rate Assessments
Increases in Cardiac Output
Changes in the Heart Itself
Variables in Data Outputs
Individual Differences and Cooperation
Rate of Perceived Exertion
Zone Workouts
Lesson Plans
Student Worksheets

Unit 4 Manage: Heart Zone Training
The Importance of Fitness Training
Heart Zone Facts
All About the Five Heart Zones
Lesson Plans
Student Worksheets

Unit 5 The Target: Goal Setting
Steps for Setting Goals
Training Tree: A Wellness Continuum
Setting Weight-Loss Goals
Lesson Plans
Student Worksheets

Unit 6 Ten Steps to Heart Zone Training
The Course
Ten Steps to Your Heart Zone Fitness Program
Student Worksheets

Unit 7 The Play: Workouts
About Heart Zone Training Workouts
How to Read a Workout Outline
Lesson Plans
Student Worksheets

Unit 8 Using a Heart Rate Monitor for Sports Applications
Performance-Training Principles
Sport Applications
Lesson Plans
Student Worksheets

Unit 9 Hardware: A Comprehensive Guide to Heart Rate Monitors
Heart Rate Monitor Functions and Features
Selection and Types of Heart Rate Monitors
Downloading Heart Rate Monitor Data
Reading a Heart Rate Profile
Lesson Plans
Student Worksheets

Unit 10 The Biomechanics of the Heart
The Never-Resting Heart Muscle
The Healthy Heart Muscle in the Zone
Changes in Heart Rate
Effects of Fitness Training on Heart Rate Measurements
Lesson Plans
Student Worksheets

Unit 11 Enlarging the Fat-Burning Ranges
Fat Burning in the Heart Zones
The Fat-Burning Range
The Energy Formula
Burn Rates
Designing a Weight-Loss Program
Weight Gain
Enlarging the Fat-Burning Range
Lesson Plans
Student Worksheets

Unit 12 Heart Zones Circuit Training for Improvement Assessment
Introduction to Heart Zones Circuit Training
Assessment Tools
Circuit Stations
Circuit Worksheets

Appendix A: Student Log Pages
Appendix B: Heart Rate Monitor Troubleshooting
Appendix C: Healthy People 2010 Fact Sheet
Appendix D: Heart Facts
Appendix E: Sally's Heart Tips
Appendix F: Recent Research Findings
Appendix G: Recommended Health Assessments

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