PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: The Do's and Don'ts of Fitness

Category: Fitness

Suggested Grade Level: 6-8

Materials: Different colored paper, various pictures relating to topics, and letters.


The purpose is to make students aware of the benefits of fitness and what should and shouldn't be done. There are four different topics, which each have a positive, negative, and a fact about each fitness topic.

Additional Information:

DO Eat healthy choices EVERY day or bring a nutritious lunch from home.
DONT Eat a lot of fast food or deep-fried food items!
FACT About 80% of students don't get their recommended 5 servings of fruits and veggies each day.

DO Engage in activities outside of PE including school athletics or rec activities with friends and family.
DONT Sit for extensive amounts of time in front of the TV screen watching shows or playing video games.
FACT About 1 in 5 children in the US are now overweight due to reasons including inactive lifestyles.

DO Participate in at least 1 hour of physical activity most days of the week.
DONT Think that P.E. is the only physical activity you need.
FACT Staying active helps manage stress and boost your energy level on a daily basis.

DO Use the internet to make a food pyramid or research healthy habits.
DONT Surf the web and play video games or go on social networks.
FACT Go to

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Submitted by Katie Lammel in Worth, IL. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 10/8/2009 8:27:15 AM. Viewed 15008 times since 10/6/2009.

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Densel Chua

i am a Bachelor of Secondary Education college student majoring in MAPEH( music, arts, physical education and health) from
MAnila, Philippines

i would like to add some more tips of what i have learned

1. drink a lot of water, keep yourself hydrated in doing an exercise.
(it is healthier to drink water rather than drinking energy drinks)
2. warm-up and stretching is necessary before and after doing an exercise.
3. thou exercise helps decrease stress, remember not to over exercise because it will cause over-fatigue. consult first your doctor and instructor what exercise is fit for you.

hope this helps.

Laura C.

This is a great bulletin board! It was very effective for my students! Loved it!