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Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for Adults with Developmental Disabilities


Table of Contents

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Table of Contents - Health Promotion Curriculum
Preface
Using the Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum
  • Starting your Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Program
  • Tips for Starting an Exercise Activity Program
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Evaluation of Participation Performance
  • Instruments 
Table of Contents - Health Education Modules

CURRICULUM MODULES


PHASE 1 - PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION - CHOOSING TO BE HEALTHY
PHASE 2 - CHANGING MY LIFESTYLE - WHAT ARE THE THINGS I DO
  • Field Trip: What Do I Think of Me?
  • What is My Heart Rate?
  • What is My Blood Pressure?
  • Field Trip: What Exercises Do I Like in My Community?
  • What are Good and Bad Influences?
  • Am I Drinking Enough Water?
  • Field Trip: What Foods Do I Like to Eat?
  • How About My Medications and Exercise?
PHASE 3 - MAKING LIFESTYLE CHANGES - SETTING GOALS
  • Things to Remember for Exercising
  • Field Trip: Community Fitness Center Visit: Using Exercise Machines Safely
  • How to Breathe When I Exercise
  • Why Do We Clean Equipment?
  • Field Trip: Nutrients We Need
  • Exercise Plans - Becoming More Active
  • Nutrition Plans - Making a Menu
PHASE 4 - LIFESTYLE CHANGES - DOING MY PROGRAM
  • Field Trip: Wants and Needs - Doing Different Types of Exercises in My Community
  • What is Good Pain and Bad Pain?
  • How Does Sleep Affect Physical Activity?
  • Field Trip: Negotiation and Compromise
  • Can I Exercise If I Feel Sick?
  • Am I Meeting My Goals?
  • Field Trip: Rewarding Myself
PHASE 5 - NEW LIFESTYLE - KEEPING MY PROGRAM GOING
  • Restructuring My Environment
  • Getting Back on Track
  • Field Trip: Creating an Exercise Video
  • Reviewing Our Goals to Stay Connected
  • Putting it All Together
  • Field Trip: Finishing Touches on Our Video
  • Graduation and Party

Appendix A: Lifelong Learning Series
Appendix B: Index of Handouts, Worksheets, Games, and Newsletters
Appendix C: Assessment Tools
Appendix D: References
Appendix E: Resources