Fitness First Saturday – Keep resolutions and upcoming Health and Wellness  program – SJD Health and Fitness 


Student health and well being to be supported via activities and programs throughout the year. Mental health wellness will also be addressed. 


💌 Our PTSA Health and Wellness chair Shonda shares a "Motivation Monday" message which could also be a "Daily Motivation Vitamin" throughout the week. 


View the Motivation Mondays archive 

April: national humor month contest

Link to Flip contest board:



💌 PTSA Health and Wellness chair Shonda shares tools to employ now to stay heart healthy. This is extremely relevant material to remind all of us the importance of caring for ourselves. 


1. Managing Stress for a Healthy Heart: Managing stress is good for your health and well-being. During stressful situations, our bodies release adrenaline (a hormone that temporarily causes our breathing and heart rate to speed up, along with increasing our blood pressure), which puts us in 'fight or flight' mode. Constant stress can damage your heart. Sitting still and taking deep breaths when we encounter a stressful situation can really help to provide relief in the moment.


2. Physical Activity for a Healthy Heart: When you are physically active, you not only strengthen the muscles you see, but you also strengthen your heart as well. Your heart is the ultimate muscle, pumping blood to your lungs and throughout your entire body. Regular physical activity aids in maintaining heart health and is always more fun when you have a friend by your side.


3. Healthy Eating for a Healthy Heart: Yes, we should all be eating our fruits and veggies, but healthy eating is so much more than that. Fueling your body with balanced nutrition, including those fruits and veggies but also whole grains and lean proteins, help to reduce your risk of heart disease and helps to maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, all of which benefit your heart health.


4. Manage Stress with hugs, walks, deep breaths, support, sleep for a Healthy Heart: Stress management, care and compassion for others, physical activity, sitting still and taking deep breaths, identifying your support network, getting rest ... these are all beneficial in maintaining a healthy heart.


View all the above tips using the link here 

DECEMBER: Wellness Tips 

November/December: holiday hikes 

Heading out of the house over the holidays to explore some trails in Georgia? Check out this list of hikes and healthy snacks to keep on hand.



 November: GOBBLE JOG

Calling all runners....PTSA Health & Wellness chair Shonda has created a team for anyone interested to run in the 2022 Gobble Jog in Marietta Square on Thanksgiving Day.
The team is "Best Self Warriors”, for all of us to gather together and support MUST Ministries.

Register here and remember to select our team at check-out. Hope to see some Simpson families there!