"Goal Setting for Teenagers: Taking Responsibility for Health and Fitness"


This chapter focuses on the importance of goal setting for teenagers in terms of their health and fitness. It emphasizes the role of mental attitude in achieving goals and encourages readers

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Slide1Chapter ThreeGoal Setting for Teenagers Nothing can stop people with the right mental attitude from achieving their goals.

Slide2Objectivesz How can you take more responsibility for your health and fitness? z What are goals? z What is goal setting? z What is the difference between long-term and short-term goals? z What are the steps necessary for successful goal setting?

Slide3Chapter 3 Valuez Goal setting is a process that can help provide guidance to improve yourself.  It is a simple process, but one that has excellent potential to help you achieve new levels of accomplishment. z Goal setting does not just apply to personal fitness.  The process applies to all aspects of your life.  Specific steps are presented that will help you become a proficient goal setter.

Slide4Vocabularyprocess designed to motivate people to make changes in their lifestyles and increase self- improvement goals that take a long time, perhaps years, to reach goals that can be reached in a short period of time tools used to organize and plot the course to a major goal goal setting — long-term goals — short-term goals — time lines —

Slide5Evaluate Goals

Slide6Teen Yearsz Transition period z Confusing, frustrating for some z Positive and negative experiences z More responsibility

Slide7Taking Control of Healthand Fitness z Happiness and success depend on choices you make z Realistic goals require effort z Goal setting helps you realize more of your potential Objective

Slide8What Are Goals?z Anything you desire z Serve as a guide z Health-related fitness goals Objective

Slide9What Is Goal Setting?z Process that can help you improve and feel good about yourself z Long-term goals  — take a long time to reach, usually general z Short-term goals  — help you attain long- term goals, reached in short time, usually specific Objective Vocabulary

Slide10Goal Setting Is Like a LadderTop rung = long-term goal Other rungs = short-term goals Objective

Slide11Goal-Setting Steps  1.  Desire   2.  Belief in yourself   3.  Analyze where you are now   4.  Set realistic goals   5.  Write detailed goals   6.  List benefits you will receive Objective 1 of 2

Slide12Goal-Setting Steps 7.  Identify obstacles  8.  Identify knowledge you will need  9.  Make a plan of action 10. Develop a  time line 11. Monitor your progress 12. Never give up Objective 2 of 2 Vocabulary

Slide13Goal Setting in ActionCase Study Jodi 15 year old 10th grader 5’4’’, 128lbs. mile run- 25th percentile (12:21 min) z Fitness Goals y 10lbs in 9 weeks y run mile 2:15 faster (50th percentile)

Slide14Benefits of Jodi’s Goalsz Improved appearance z Less self-conscious about weight z Feel good about self for achieving goals z More physically fit and confident in P.E. z Wear at least one size smaller clothes z More confident about tackling other challenges in life

Slide15Goal 1 - Lose 10 lbs.z Monitor food and drink intake for 3 days z Limit fast food to <2 times/week and make healthy choices z Reduce junk food, replace with healthy snacks z Eat at least 2 fruits, 3 veggies per day

Slide16Goal 2 - Improve Mile Runz Buy comfortable shoes z Walk/jog 3 times/week for 15min. at school z Cycle/tennis 2 times/week with friend z Jog continuously 15min. and reduce mile time 1 min. by end of week five z Increase training runs to 20min by end week 6 z Retake test and achieve 50th% by week 9

Slide17Did Jodi Succeed?Yes! z Reasons 3 desire and belief 3 assessed herself 3 identified benefits 3 specific plan with specific time line 3 monitor progress 3 did not give up

Slide18Record Progress toward Goal

Slide19Summaryz Long-term goals z Short-term goals z Steps in goal setting

Slide20ObjectivesWhat are goals? What is goal setting? How can setting goals help you take control of your health and fitness? What is the difference between long-term and short-term goals? What are the steps necessary for successful goal setting?

Slide21Study Questionsz The following is a list of some things that you might do as you work toward your goals. z Choose “T” if the statement describes something that will help you achieve your goals. z Choose “F” if it describes something that will not help you achieve your goals.

Slide22Study QuestionsTrue or False y I avoid setting time lines. y I list benefits I will receive. y I write my goals down in detail. y I do not worry about obstacles I may face. y I identify how I will benefit from accomplishing my goal.

Slide23Study QuestionsDiscussion y What are the steps necessary for successful goal setting? y Identify five goals that you would like to accomplish this year.