Why Should You Exercise
Physical activity will help you look and feel better. Your skin, hair, posture and muscle tone all will improve. You’ll be stronger and you’ll have more energy. Activity also helps you avoid depression, stress and boredom. You’ll be more alert mentally. Thinking more clearly can even help your grades. And, being active is fun!
Just 30 Minutes a Day
Experts say just 30 minutes of activity on most days will help you stay healthier. Adding exercise into your life may be easier than you think. You can break up the 30 minutes into shorter chunks. Just make sure you exercise for at least 10 minutes at a time and get your heart rate up. Work out hard enough that you lightly sweat and your heart beats faster, but not so hard that you can’t talk while exercising.
How Can You Find the Time to Exercise?
Make activity part of your daily life:
- Instead of getting a ride or taking the bus, walk or ride your bike to school, work or the mall.
- When you’re hanging out with friends, play Frisbees or basketball.
- On a date? Try going dancing instead of going to a movie.
- Turn off the TV, video games or computer for the afternoon. Do something active instead.
- Join a team at school or check out your local parks and recreation leagues.
- Do something fun! Hike, surf, skateboard.
- Hanging out at the beach or pool? Jump in and take a swim.
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Program Course Sequence
In Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. They develop life skills for the personal management of health, for the use of physical activity as a strategy for managing life challenges, and practice the ability to work positively with others. Students will acquire skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities such as: dance, games, gymnastics, individual activities, and activities in an alternative environment (e.g. aquatics, bowling, golf).
Please check out the Physical Education main page for information on health and physical activity.
The following links are to documents that contain information about PE 10 and forms that need to be completed and retruned. Click on the underlined link to download the document.
Physical Education 10
It has become increasingly evident that personal health and fitness is a key focus of attention within today’s society. Through a well-balanced introductory physical education course, we hope to contribute to the development of the physical, intellectual, social and emotional aspects of the individual student. Students will take part in a variety of team and individual activities, games, and fitness. Furthermore, students will explore activities in a variety of environments including: gym space, fitness centre, outdoor field, swimming pool, as well as a bowling alley. Note: Achieving credit in this course is required to receive a High School Diploma or Certificate of Achievement.
A general course fee is required to cover the cost of off-site activities and guest instructors. Specific information will be relayed to students during the first week of the semester.
Physical Education 20
Students will continue to build on team and individual activities and take part in a variety of lifetime activities such as bowling, curling, golf, hiking, in-line skating, kayaking, racquetball, snorkelling, tennis, and other alternate fitness activities. All students are required to complete five (5) school service hours to earn credit for this course.
It is recommended that students enrolled in this course have received a mark of 65% in Physical Education 10. A general course fee is required to cover the cost of off-campus activities and expert instructors. Specific information regarding fees will be relayed to students during the first week of the semester.
Physical Education 30
This course continues to build on skills acquired in Physical Education 20. Students will enjoy taking part in lifetime activities such as bowling, curling, golf, hiking, mountain biking, racquetball, squash, sailing, snorkelling, tennis and wall climbing. All students are expected to complete five (5) school service hours to earn credit for this course.
It is recommended that students enrolled in this course have received a mark of 65% in Physical Education 20. A general course fee is required to cover the cost of off campus activities and expert instructors. Specific information regarding fees will be relayed to students during the first week of the semester.
Career and Life Management (CALM) is offered as a 3 credit course at Lord Beaverbrook. The CALM course of studies is the final component of the health literacy curriculum in Alberta and is a requirement for graduation. CALM aims to enable students to make well informed, considered decision and choices in all aspects of their lives and to develop behaviours that contribute to the well-being of self and others. Three General Outcomes serve as the foundation for CALM. These include personal choices, resource choices and career and life choices.
Achieving credit in this course is required to receive a High School Diploma or Certificate of Achievement.