Given the importance of including daily physical activity as a part of a healthy lifestyle, Extension educators should do as much as they can to incorporate physical activity into their educational programming. A University of Minnesota Extension team has created a set of activities that incorporate motion to reinforce nutrition concepts, which can be adapted by educators to almost any topic. Initial evidence suggests incorporating these activities is both effective and reasonably easy. With appropriate time and space, these energizers can be used to increase participants' physical activity, as well as reinforce lesson concepts and make class more fun.
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Lovett, K., Johnson, B., Caskey, M., & Pleasants, C. (2014). The Use of Energizers to Reinforce Nutrition Concepts and Encourage Physical Activity. The Journal of Extension, 52(4), Article 11. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.52.04.11