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: https://flip.com/
FEBRUARY: AMERICAN HEART MONTH
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
Register here and remember to select our team at check-out. Hope to see some Simpson families there!
October: SIMPSON SQUATOBER