How To Prevent Heart Disease

Bupa - Prevent Heart DiseaseAbout 200,000 people in the UK have a heart attack each year. The risk of having a heart attack increases as you get older, but there are a number of things you can do to keep your heart in good condition and avoid problems later on in life. This colourful poster can be used to encourage class discussions around heart disease and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

To find out more about heart disease, please visit the BUPA website.

Five things you can do to lower the risk of heart disease

Prevention of heart attack

You can reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease in later life by adopting a healthy lifestyle while you are young. Read our list of five things you can do today to improve your health.

  1. Exercise regularly

The heart, like all muscles, gets stronger the more you exercise it. Doing 30 minutes of exercise five times a week is the recommended minimum level of physical activity. We all have different fitness levels so start small and build up to realistic fitness goals.

  1. Sleep well

Try to get around eight hours sleep a night. A 10-year-long Harvard University study tracking the sleep habits and health of 70,000 women showed that too much or too little sleep can have an effect on heart health. Both men and women should try to stay within the eight hour range.

  1. Clean up your diet

Avoid heavily processed foods, typically boxed, frozen or pre-made meals. Try to include foods from all food groups taking a whole foods approach. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Eat fish twice a week (one portion of oily fish e.g. Salmon), legumes (beans and lentils) and unsalted nuts.

  1. Drink sensibly

In the UK a significant proportion of young people (under 18s) have not only experienced alcohol, but have consumed it in quantities harmful even by adult standards. In addition to the immediate risk of injury from being drunk, excessive drinking also puts pressure on your body and has a negative effect on the heart.

  1. Kick the habit

Recent figures show that around one in five people over the age of 16 smokes in the UK. If you smoke, the single best thing you can do to improve your heart health is to stop. Smokers are almost twice as likely to have a heart attack as someone who has never smoked.

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GCSE Theory – Training (Powerpoint)

This resource is part of the Delivering GCSE PE Theory pack (for AQA and Edexcel), now available in our store.

This GCSE theory resource is specifically aimed at the delivery of the new EDEXCEL/AQA GCSE specification, and covers training (methods and types of training), via a Powerpoint presentation. The learning objectives are as follows:

  • To understand the different methods of training and their effects.
  • To describe the advantages and disadvantages of each method of training.

Please note, attachments are available in both Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 and 97-2003 (compatibility mode) versions (Microsoft Powerpoint Show).

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Training
Training (3 MB)
Training (Compatibility Mode)
Training (Compatibility Mode) (4 MB)


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PE Resources Bank

PE Resources Bank provides premium physical education resources for use by staff to deliver high quality lessons, supporting teaching and learning in physical education in the secondary sector. The majority of their customers are secondary schools, sports colleges and teacher training institutions.

PE Resources Bank has developed a fast-growing and successful service, committed to excellent levels of customer satisfaction. They aim to provide a high quality service, which makes a significant contribution to raising standards in physical education in the secondary sector. For more information, please visit http://peresourcesbank.co.uk/.

GCSE Theory – Methods of training and assessing fitness [Powerpoint]

This resource is part of the Delivering GCSE PE Theory pack (for AQA and Edexcel), now available in our store.

This GCSE theory resource is specifically aimed at the delivery of the new EDEXCEL/AQA GCSE specification, and covers methods of training and assessing fitness, via a Powerpoint presentation. The learning objectives are as follows:

  • To understand the different methods of training and their effects.
  • To describe various fitness test that are useful to a performer during a PEP.

Please note, attachments are available in both Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 and 97-2003 (compatibility mode) versions (Microsoft Powerpoint Show).


About The Author

PE Resources Bank

PE Resources Bank provides premium physical education resources for use by staff to deliver high quality lessons, supporting teaching and learning in physical education in the secondary sector. The majority of their customers are secondary schools, sports colleges and teacher training institutions.

PE Resources Bank has developed a fast-growing and successful service, committed to excellent levels of customer satisfaction. They aim to provide a high quality service, which makes a significant contribution to raising standards in physical education in the secondary sector. For more information, please visit http://peresourcesbank.co.uk/.

Cooperatives (Fitness) – Poker Adventure (USA, 11-14)

The following Cooperatives (Fitness) resource, designed for Middle School students (aged 11-14) in the USA, has been carefully aligned with NASPE National Standards, and addresses:

  • [1, 2] Exercise techniques
  • [3, 4] Muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular fitnes
  • [5, 6] Cooperation, encouragement, following rules, social interaction

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Cooperatives Poker Adventure Race
Cooperatives Poker Adventure Race (134 KB)


SPARK Middle School Physical Education (PE)

Project M-SPAN (Middle School Physical Activity and Nutrition) was supported by the Heart, Lung and Blood Institute from 1996-2000 and was the first scientific effort to study and evaluate this target population in physical education, physical activity, and nutrition. Lessons learned from this M-SPAN helped create the exemplary Middle School program SPARK disseminates today.

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PE Resources Bank

SPARK is the world’s most researched and field-tested Physical Education program. SPARK strives to foster environmental and behavioral change by providing a coordinated package of highly active curriculum, on-site teacher training, extensive follow-up support, and content-matched equipment.

This collection of SPARK resources is the result of over 20 years of research and field-testing. SPARK is constantly adding to this library so make sure to check back often. For more information, please visit http://www.sparkpe.org/.

Health Related Exercise – 6 Plans + Handbook

The following scheme of work is a very detailed resource, containing 6-7 full lesson plans which can be taught as a practical or theory unit. It was originally planned for classroom lessons, but can be adapted as necessary. Some crossover exists between the attached lesson plans and proposed lessons (in the SOW contents).

The attached HRE handbook should be worked from throughout the first 7 lessons.

SOW Contents:

Lesson #1

  • Introduction to Health Related Exercise theory Unit
  • Understand why we complete exercise
  • Effective principles of the Warm up & Cool down procedure.

Lesson #2

  • Monitoring of Breathing & Heart rate.
  • Basic understanding of human responses to exercise.

Lesson #3

  • Understanding the components of Health Related Exercise
  • Component of Exercise– Flexibility
  • Methods of testing
  • How can we improve Flexibility?

Lesson #4

  • Components of Exercise – Strength / Endurance
  • Methods of Testing
  • How can we improve strength & endurance?

Lesson #5 – Practical lesson

  • Component of Exercise – Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Methods of testing
  • How can we improve our C.V Endurance?

Lesson #6 – 2 Classes in Computer room

  • Component of Exercise – Body Composition
  • Design presentation

Lesson #7

  • Assessment: Presenting skills and Understanding.

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Components of Exercise Presentation

This is a PowerPoint Presentation that describes and defines the components of exercise including both health related components of exercise and skill related components of exercise.

Health Related Components of Exercise Covered:

  • Muscular Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Body Composition
  • Muscular Endurance

Skill Related Components of Exercise Covered:

  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Power
  • Speed
  • Reaction Time

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