I "HEARD" HURDLE RACE

Cartoon graphic of a boy starting the hurdle race

Ready to Race? Answer TRUE or FALSE to each statement. For each answer you get right, you’ll clear a hurdle on your way to the finish line. If you’re wrong, you’ll have a little trouble clearing the hurdle, but stay on track — you can still finish the race!

Hurdle 1
I heard that wearing heavy clothes while being physically active will make me sweat more, so I lose weight faster.

 

Hurdle 2
I heard that drinking water before and during physical activity will give me sideaches.

 

Hurdle 3
I heard that “No pain, no gain” is a good physical activity motto to have.

 

Hurdle 4
I heard that being physically active can cheer me up.

 

Hurdle 5
I heard that warming up and stretching are two totally different things.

 

Hurdle 6
I heard that I’ll see a change in my body after being active for only a few weeks.

 

Hurdle 7
I heard that if I stop being active, the muscles I’ve built will turn to fat.

 

Cartoon graphic: A boy running towards the hurdles

Hurdle 8
I heard that physical activity that zaps my energy will leave me too tired to do anything afterward.

 

Hurdle 9
I heard that I should always cool down after I do a physical activity.

 

Hurdle 10
I heard that if I can’t sing along with my favorite tunes during a workout without huffing and puffing, I’m working too hard.

 

Hurdle 11
I heard that PE class is too short to have any healthy benefits.

True

 

Hurdle 12
I heard that physical activity is only worthwhile if I’m really good at it, or if I do it for a long time.

 

Hurdle 13
I heard that I can get athlete’s foot by walking barefoot in the locker room.

 

Hurdle 14
I heard that people with asthma shouldn’t do physical activity.

 

Hurdle 15
I heard that getting regular activity can stunt my growth.

 

Hurdle 16
I heard that exercising outside when it’s really hot can be dangerous.

 

Cartoon graphic: boy crossing the finish line

Hurdle 17
I heard that some types of physical activity are better for my bones than others.

 

Good Job!

 

You made it over the finish line! But practice makes perfect — do you feel a speed streak coming on?

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