At Sauk Prairie Healthcare, we want to create healthy communities that move more and eat smarter, starting with our youth. Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation has committed startup funds for the implementation of the acclaimed Heart Zones System for every student in every physical education (PE) class in every school district in Sauk Prairie Healthcare’s service area.
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What is the Heart Zones System?
Heart Zones uses “Smart PE” technology featuring wearable heart rate monitors, an electronic display software to measure and record physical activity. The Smart PE technology allows for more accurate assessment of students’ fitness. In turn, this information is used to improve the physical education curriculum.
How does the Heart Zones System work?
In PE class, students wear sensors that measure five heart zones ranging from resting to vigorous activity levels. The goal is for them to remain in the moderate to more strenuous zones for 20 of the 45-minute class. Data from their monitors is collected and displayed so students can quickly see if they are exercising in the preferred zones and for how long.
Who benefits from the Heart Zones System?
In one easy-to-use system, Heart Zones offers an individualized approach that leads to students’ increased health, self-esteem and focus that go well beyond the physical education class. With Heart Zones, everyone wins:
- Students learn about their own bodies and are motivated to become more active due to the instant feedback they receive.
- Teachers utilize technology to tailor their physical education curriculum and serve individual students’ activity needs more accurately.
- Parents receive email reports of their child’s heart health progress.