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Staying Healthy

This worksheet helps students to see the importance of exercise to our health and how different activities affect our bodies.

'Staying Healthy' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Animals, including Humans

Curriculum subtopic:  Importance of Exercise, Food and Hygiene

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

 You want to be healthy, right? So what do you have to do to stay healthy?

 

In this worksheet we're going to look at how different sorts of activities affect our bodies and how doing or not doing certain things can help to keep us healthy.

Taking exercise makes us feel different. How do you think Tom feels after this exercise?

 

 

Tick FOUR boxes.

hot

cold

sweaty

tired

excited

out of breath

scared

bored

What does exercise make us feel?

weak and ill

fit and strong

lazy and bored

Tom is having a busy afternoon. Here's what he's been doing:

 

PLAYING A COMPUTER GAME WALKING HIS DOG PLAYING FOOTBALL

 

Which of these three activities do you think would give Tom the most exercise?

playing a computer game

walking his dog

playing football

Which part of Tom's body is being exercised here?

 

arms

legs

neck

Which part of Tom's body is being exercised here?

 

 

 

arms

legs

all over

Which part of Tom's body is being exercised here?

 

arms

legs

all over

Which part of Tom's body is being exercised here?

 

arms

legs

neck

Taking exercise can make us thirsty. About how many glasses of water do you think we need to drink each day to keep us healthy?

1

6

30

Which of these activities will make Pete's heart beat faster?

Tick all the ones you agree with.

reading a book

riding a bike

playing a computer game

playing football

walking upstairs

walking to the next room

running fast

jogging

Here is a list of activities that Pete has done this week:

  • running on the spot for 1 minute
  • walking his dog for 10 minutes
  • playing golf for 2 hours
  • running 100m in 20 seconds

 

Pick the one that you think would have made Pete most out of breath.

running on the spot for 1 minute

walking his dog for 10 minutes

playing golf for 2 hours

running 100m in 20 seconds

  • Question 1

Taking exercise makes us feel different. How do you think Tom feels after this exercise?

 

 

Tick FOUR boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
hot
sweaty
tired
out of breath
EDDIE SAYS
Think about how YOU feel after you've been running - Tom probably feels the same: hot and sweaty, out of breath and tired. Tom's been exercising and it's hard work, but it does him a lot of good and it's really important for us too.
  • Question 2

What does exercise make us feel?

CORRECT ANSWER
fit and strong
EDDIE SAYS
Hopefully it makes us feel fit and strong! Our bodies are designed to move around and they need exercise, just like dogs! Without exercise we get too fat and then exercising is even more difficult.
  • Question 3

Tom is having a busy afternoon. Here's what he's been doing:

 

PLAYING A COMPUTER GAME WALKING HIS DOG PLAYING FOOTBALL

 

Which of these three activities do you think would give Tom the most exercise?

CORRECT ANSWER
playing football
EDDIE SAYS
Playing football Tom is going to be running around a lot, so he'll be getting a lot of exercise. He'll get some when he's walking his dog, but not as much. Sitting playing his computer game won't exercise him much at all.
  • Question 4

Which part of Tom's body is being exercised here?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
legs
EDDIE SAYS
When Tom rides his bike he is working his legs the hardest as they have to keep pushing the pedals around to keep him moving along.
  • Question 5

Which part of Tom's body is being exercised here?

 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
all over
EDDIE SAYS
When Tom climbs, he pulls himself up using his arms and then pushes himself up higher using his legs, also using his tummy muscles and other muscles in his body.
  • Question 6

Which part of Tom's body is being exercised here?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
all over
EDDIE SAYS
When Tom is swimming he is exercising all of his body. He pushes himself through the water using his arms and legs and he twists his body as he swims. It's great exercise!
  • Question 7

Which part of Tom's body is being exercised here?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
legs
EDDIE SAYS
When Tom climbs up the hill it's his legs that are doing most of the work! He uses them to lift his body higher and higher until he stands at the top. Phew!
  • Question 8

Taking exercise can make us thirsty. About how many glasses of water do you think we need to drink each day to keep us healthy?

CORRECT ANSWER
6
EDDIE SAYS
Our bodies contain lots and lots of water and as we go through the day we use lots up, so we must keep topping it up. About 6 glasses a day will do that for us.
  • Question 9

Which of these activities will make Pete's heart beat faster?

Tick all the ones you agree with.

CORRECT ANSWER
riding a bike
playing football
walking upstairs
running fast
jogging
EDDIE SAYS
Anything that makes you out of breath is going to make your heart beat faster - exercise like running, going upstairs and so on will make your heart go faster. Mind you, if your character is about to die in your computer game your heart will probably beat faster but that's nothing to do with exercise!
  • Question 10

Here is a list of activities that Pete has done this week:

  • running on the spot for 1 minute
  • walking his dog for 10 minutes
  • playing golf for 2 hours
  • running 100m in 20 seconds

 

Pick the one that you think would have made Pete most out of breath.

CORRECT ANSWER
running on the spot for 1 minute
EDDIE SAYS
This might surprise you! Yes, Pete would have been a bit breathless after running 100m in 20 seconds but he'd be even more out of breath after he'd run on the spot for a whole minute. Don't believe me - you try it!
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