For some of the same reasons that it’s important to exercise on Earth, it’s even more important to exercise in a microgravity environment. As students build their own podcasts about fitness, they can compare the purposes and benefits of exercising in both environments.
The NASA SCI Files™ The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge educator guide includes lesson plans and activities that support national education standards to help students understand that a healthy lifestyle includes proper nutrition and daily physical activity.
► The Case of the Physical Fitness Challenge
The National Space Biomedical Research Institute, or NSBRI, works to prevent or solve health problems related to long-duration space travel and prolonged exposure to microgravity. The institute, established through NASA, has materials to supplement science, health and fitness education.
► NSBRI Educational Materials
Learn what NASA has done and is doing to keep astronauts healthy and strong.
Fit for Space Fact Sheets
Glenn’s Human Research Program Ensures Astronaut Health and Safety
Exercise Countermeasures Project
NASA has more resources that explain the importance of exercise and fitness.
Why do Workouts Work?
How Long Does It Take to Rebuild Bone Lost During Space Flight?
Space Biology FAQ
To Keep Fit in Space, Train Like an Athlete
The Body’s Muscles and Bones Video
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5 thoughts on “NASA Resources for Fitness”
Deana, really enjoyed this info. It’s great to know about things like this. NASA and fitness, what a fantastic — and logical, Mr. Spock — combination. Thanks for the post!
Yeah, I agree with you nasalfan..
Thanks for sharing!
i find your fitness resource really relevant for my day to day activities. They are really scientifically researched and carries lot of precious validated information.
hi. I been into astronomy for a long time. I had a personal theory on space and time. I notice everything gose by fast and a worndering that time is speeding up cuz the expeson of the universe is. I worndering if iam right. If any of phisicest or astronamers have an anser.
As a fitness trainer it really makes me exited to see that fitness can be incorporated in every life style and almost every environment. Keep up the focus and good work. You guys are like superheroes. A lot of women are concerned about , it makes sense to implement fitness into your daily routine and the fat will fall off.
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