|Sparking Life Student Workout|
Sparking Life Niagara is a program being piloted at Eastdale Secondary School (Welland) and Lakeshore Catholic High School (Port Colborne) for the 2011/2012 school year.
Students Workout Throughout the Day
School boards and teachers all were involved in selecting the schools and students to participate, based on scheduling, willingness to participate and likelihood of benefiting from the program.
Aerobic Physical Activity in Morning
Students start the day by doing at least 20 minutes of aerobic physical activity on treadmills, stationary bicycles and elliptical training machines
Target Heart Rate during Physical Activity
During the workout, students will target 65-85 per cent of their maximum heart rate. This means students can talk, but it's difficult to have a conversation.
Short Physical Activity "Boosts" throughout the Day
During the rest of the day, students will do a few short periods of aerobic physical activity to boost their mental focus.
Lakeshore Catholic High School Spark Program