Fit "Fitness" into your busy day - It is important to your health and success. Whether it is walking the dog, running, or riding a bike... make physical activity one of the healthy habits in your daily life.
Get out and get active - limit sedentary activities. Student's lifestyles today are very different from their parents'. TV, video games, texting and online social networks are now replacing the neighborhood kickball game. Kids and teens are spending more time sitting and less time running, jumping and playing. Commit to staying active.
What are the Benefits? Students who are physically fit will...
Find it easier to maintain a healthy weight
Have higher self-esteem and self-confidence
Be more attentive in class and perform better in school
Have proper growth with stronger bones, muscles, and joints
Feel less stressed
Reduce their risk of chronic disease
Decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Have lower blood pressure
Have lower LDL "bad" blood cholesterol levels, and raise HDL "good" cholesterol levels