Northfield Hospital & Clinics donated $15,450 to Northfield School District to purchase 40 wrist-wearable heart monitors for high school students to track their physical activity during PE classes.
Physical Education teacher Leah Sand showed NH&C CEO Steve Underdahl how the monitors work.
Students get accurate, real time bio data they can use to assess their own fitness levels and create more meaningful individual fitness plans. Each monitor can be programmed to an individual student’s current fitness level to give that student a specific heart rate goal that most benefits their body. Students – and their parents – can get test results and heart rate data via email just minutes after class ends.
Personal fitness is a key factor in reducing stress, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.