From Ms. Beauchamp and Ms. Hendershot:
Hello Emmaus High School Students! Have you noticed it is starting to get nicer outside? Ok, so we had a little snow last weekend. Hopefully we are turning the corner with our weather and warmer days are on their way.
So what are you doing in between completing schoolwork and being at home?
A good way to take a break from some school work is to get outside and exercise or even do some exercise activities in your home.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Staying physically active is one of the ways to keep your mind and body healthy.”
Experts recommend teens get at least 60 minutes of moderate exercise every day. Moderate exercise is any activity that gets your heart pumping faster. Examples would be running, dancing, jumping rope, and biking.
It is also important to include exercise that helps build muscle and boost your metabolism. A few examples of these types of exercise are situps, pushups, and squats. Check out the video clip below. You will learn 7 body weight exercises you can do in your home without any special equipment.
To complete a great workout, include some stretching and flexibility moves, like yoga, Martial arts, ballet or gymnastics.
Exercise has lots of benefits!
Exercise is beneficial for every part of the body and even the mind. Being active has positive effects on your mood.
Exercise is a good way to prevent chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.
Exercise can help you keep your weight in balance. We all know that being inside can cause us to snack more than usual.
Here’s a short video on the benefits of exercise!
So go outside and take a walk, go for a jog, ride your bike and if the weather isn’t good, try doing some easy exercises such as sit ups, yoga, or jumping jacks.
Remember to stay safe, keep social distancing and wash your hands!