Saturday, October 1, 2011
I am currently taking classes for my health certification. I am taking a class on elementary health education, disease prevention and healthy lifestyles, and chronic and communicable diseases. While reading today, I came across the website bam.gov, which is also on my website. I thought that it was a great site before taking these classes, but now see just how valuable it is for children. Not only does it talk about physical activity, but it also discusses safety, being healthy, eating well, and mental health. It is a great site and if you haven't already seen it, check it out.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I am reading a great book on exercise and the effects it has on the body and mind called Spark, by John Ratey. The beginning chapters are discussing the effects of exercise on students in the morning before classes begin in a program called "Zero Hour PE". I will certainly add more as I go on in the book, but so far the PE in the morning is really benefitting the students throughout the day!