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Excerpts — Health Opportunities Through Physical Education With Web Resources

5 Rules for setting SMART goals

You may have learned about SMART goals in middle school. Here’s a quick review to help you remember the five rules for setting goals as you work your way through this book and set your own goals.

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Learn the 5 steps of the Physical Activity Pyramid

National physical activity guidelines for youth developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) recommend at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

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Understanding energy expenditure or output

To truly understand energy balance, we have to start by understanding energy expenditure or output. Your body’s natural way of maintaining balance is to replenish the calories it uses.

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