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Physical Activity Promotion

Physical Activity Promotion

Biomechanics Clips

Science of the Olympic Winter Games 2010 from the National Science Foundation


ESPN Sport Science]

Tennis Shots

Do you need to compare your tennis stroke to an elite athlete or just need some tips on technique for the different tennis strokes? has

Photo Study of Roger Federer’s Forehand

Photo Study of Nadal’s backhand

Exploratorium- the science of sport

There are sport science resources and activities on the Exploratorium museum of science, art, and human perception website.

The sport science of a curve ball in baseball; Reaction time; How equipment design has impacted sport; The biomechanics of sports; The science of ice hockey, skateboarding, cycling.

Motion and Matter (force, power …)

How to Make a Lung

Make a Lung with household items and understand how it works

Interactive Quiz

Great online quiz – Kahoot

Engaging way to check for understanding in class

Here’s a video demo

Reliability and validity of a GPS-enabled iPhone “app” to measure physical activity

Interested in reading our paper Reliability and validity of a GPS-enabled iPhone “app” to measure physical activity.

Download fulltext here 

Physical Activity ‘apps’

There are are lots of apps that measure physical activity. ‘Moves’ and ‘Breeze’ are two that both measure your physical activity but also provide either prompts to get you to move more to meet your daily physical activity targets or visual feedback so you can track your progress. This is similar to jawbone and fitbit, that also provide interesting data but these both require an external device that links to an app rather than being able to use a smartphone on its own to track your physical activity.

Moves app (iOS, Android) – provides a nice storyline of your physical activity progress weather it be walking, cycling or running. You can also add in other activities for it to recognise when you move.  On Twitter @movesapp

Breeze app (iOS) – tracks steps and mileage, keeps track of your daily goal.  On Twitter @BreezeApp