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LINTON ELEMENTARY’S “ PLAY 60 “ EXERCISE PROGRAM 

            LINTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IS SPONSORING A “ PLAY 60 “ PROGRAM TO ENCOURAGE  THEIR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES TO START EXERCISING TOGETHER AT HOME.  THIS IS A MOVEMENT TRYING TO CREATE AN ACTIVE & HEALTHY GENERATION, ENCOURAGING OUR STUDENTS TO PLAY FOR 60 MINUTES, 3 DAYS PER WEEK IN ORDER TO TACKLE CHILDHOOD OBESITY.

            THIS PROGRAM IS VERY SIMILAR TO THE NFL’S “PLAY 60“ PROGRAM.  IN FACT, WE HAVE ATTACHED A LINK TO THEIR WEBSITE SO YOU MAY BROWSE THEIR SITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

            LINTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS TRYING TO TAKE A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN THE MOVEMENT TO GET OUR STUDENTS PHYSICALLY FIT AND TO ENSURE THEY GET THEIR NECESSARY DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS RECOMMENDED BY HEALTH & FITNESS EXPERTS.

            STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO AN ACTIVITY FOR 60 MINUTES, 12 TIMES PER MONTH.  EACH STUDENT WILL RECEIVE A PLAY 60 EXERCISE LOG WHERE THEY CAN KEEP TRACK OF ALL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH.  AT THE END OF THE MONTH, STUDENTS WILL BRING THEIR EXERCISE LOGS BACK TO SCHOOL AND TURN THEM INTO COACH BERNS.
AN INCENTIVE DRAWING WILL TAKE PLACE FOR ALL THE STUDENTS WHO HAVE MET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF 720 MINUTES OF EXERCISE, AND THEIR PRIZE WILL BE T-SHIRTS.

            ACTIVITIES ARE NUMEROUS AND CAN INCLUDE ANYTHING THAT GETS THE BODY MOVING.  EXAMPLES INCLUDE: WALKING, JOGGING, BIKING, BASKETBALL, SWIMMING, YOGA, GYMNASTICS, RAKING LEAVES, SHOVELING SNOW, TRAMPOLINE, SOCCER, FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, DANCE, TENNIS, OR ANYTHING THAT GETS YOUR HEART RATE UP.
      

EXERCISE TIPS:

            IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW YOU MOVE, AS LONG AS YOU ARE ACTIVE.  GETTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY UNTIL YOU ARE BREATHING HARD OR SWEATING CAN HAVE MANY POSITIVE EFFECTS ON YOUR BODY, BOTH NOW AND IN THE FUTURE.  NOT ONLY WILL YOU LOOK AND FEEL BETTER NOW, BUT YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR RISK OF DEVELOPING FUTURE HEALTH PROBLEMS THAT COULD REALLY SLOW YOU DOWN.

            IF YOU ARE NOT ACTIVE NOW, START SLOW AND BUILD UP.  REMEMBER, YOU DON’T HAVE TO GET YOUR 60 MINUTES ALL AT ONCE – BREAK IT UP INTO SHORTER SESSIONS THAT ADD UP TO 60 MINUTES.  BY GETTING UP AND ACTIVE AND ACTIVE FOR 60 MINUTES, YOU WILL BE ON YOUR WAY TO LIVING A HEALTHIER LIFE.

HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO REMEMBER ALONG THE WAY:

  1. WARM UP BEFORE YOU BEGIN A WORKOUT.
  2. STRETCH AT THE END OF YOUR WORKOUT TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF INJURY.
  3. WATER IS YOUR FRIEND – REMEMBER THAT BEING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE INCREASES YOUR BODY’S NEED TO STAY HYDRATED.
  4. INVITE A FRIEND – YOU WILL HAVE MORE FUN.
  5. MIX UP YOUR EXERCISE’S – KEEP IT FUN.