Students pump up exercise on YouTube

Updated:Apr 11,2013

Yerba-Buena-Volunteer-Voice-April2013Students at Yerba Buena High School in San Jose, CA, recently pumped up excitement about exercise with a YouTube video. It originated as part of our Health Equity (HEQ) programs at the school. Pictured, from left, are Chanh Vuu, Tram Nguyen and Han Nguyen.

Science teacher Sue Lal has been promoting healthy lifestyle choices with HEQ programs focusing on blood pressure and nutrition in her classes at Yerba Buena for over ten years. She added a new physical activity pilot project this school year and two other science teachers signed their classes up to join the fun.

Mrs. Lal leads students out to the track during class to run or walk for 15 minutes and assigned a presentation on the benefits of exercise. The most popular result was the YouTube video which continues to capture lots of attention.