Quotes from the community:"PAK gives me ideas of what I can use as physical activities with my students or groups."
"PAK games are always easy to conduct. Having participants laughing and smiling during activities makes it worth our time."
"It is nice to get people to participate in some aerobic activity because they think they are just having fun. It is not until after that we tell them they were actually exercising and then you see the light bulbs go off."
"Our children enjoy the PAK activities and don't want to stop."
"I like that PAK is geared to all ages so that way as a trainer I am able to identify which activities to use based on my audience."
Physical Activity Kit (PAK)PAK Media & Books : PAK Training : PAK Resources
What is the Physical Activity Kit (PAK)?The PAK is based on best and promising practices to increase physical activity. The PAK toolkit can be used in schools, communities, worksites, Head Start programs, elderly centers, and youth programs. The Goal of the PAK is to increase the time American Indians and Alaskan Natives spend in medium to high physical activity for all ages across the lifespan. While, the activities have been field tested to be culturally appropriate for Native communities, others might find PAK useful in their community.
PAK Book 1: Young People "Turn Around Game"PAK Young People Book #1 contains fun and interactive physical activities for school-age children that can be used in the classroom or group settings. The physical activities include individual, partner and group activities.
Book #1, or the PAK Young People Book, contains fun an interactive physical activities for school-age children that can be used in the classroom or group settings. The physical activities include individual, partner, and group activity.
PAK Book 2: Mt. Pathways Challenge "Yellow Bead Trail"PAK Mt. Pathways' Challenge Book #2 focuses on participant's progress through five trails with increasing levels of physical activity.
Book #2, or the Mt. Pathways Callenge Book, focuses on participant's progress through five trails with increasing levels of physical activity.
PAK Book 3: Modified American Indian Games "Lakota Relay Race"PAK Modified American Indian Games' Book #3 contains traditional games that have been modified to provide more opportunity for activity while retaining the original nature of the games.
MODIFIED AMERICAN INDIAN GAMES - BOOK #3 [PDF - 1.1MB]
Book #3, or the Modified American Indian Games Book, contains traditional games that have been modified to provide more opportunity for activity while retaining the original nature of the games.
PAK Book 4: Exercise Breaks "High & Low Stretches, Rag Doll, Dragon Trail"PAK Exercise Breaks Book #4 contains simple and short duration (2-10 minutes) activity breaks that can be done in a small space with no equipment and set-up.
Book #4, or the Exercise Breaks Book, contains simple and short duration (2-10 minutes) activity breaks that can be done in a small space with no equipment and set-up.
PAK Books 5: Young Children and Exercise Breaks "Personal Space & Animal Walks"PAK Young Children Book #5 contains physical activities and movement for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
Book #5, or the Young Children Book, contains phyiscal activities and movement for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
PAK Book 6: Adults and FamilyADULTS/FAMILY - BOOK #6 [PDF - 3.8MB]
Book #6, or the Adults/Family Book, contains a variety of physical activities tha can be done as a family. Activities include a community event which evolves around the Great Race as participants learn about the race between the two- and four-legged.
PAK Book 7: Older Adults "Warm-Up, Cardiovascular, Strength, Cool-Down"PAK Older Adults Book #7 contains physical activities from the Healthy Body Awareness program which is a physical activity and nutrition education program for Navajo elders.
PAK Book 8: Resources "Fitness Testing"PAK Resources Book #1 contains titles, descriptions and web links for physical activities resources.
Book #8, or the Resources Book, contains titles, descriptions and web links for physical activities and resources.
Training and Trainers In Your AreaBelow information on trainers that either have been trained or are able to provide Train-the-Trainer training for the Physical Activity Kit. Please feel free to contact them directly with the information provided by the trainers below.
Addition PAK ResourcesView tools that have been developed and/or tested in American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities.
- PAK Through Partnership and Pilot Testing (in 2007) [PDF - 202KB]
THE PRESIDENT'S FITNESS CHALLENGE
The President's Challenge is a program that encourages all Americans to make being active part of their everyday lives. No matter what your activity and fitness level, the President's Challenge can help motivate you to improve.
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