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Wow, these sure are interesting times!  With schools closing all over the world, transitioning to E-Learning, and students stuck at home in quarantine, missing their regular PE and Recess times, I just wanted to make sure you have some resources to keep your child(ren), as well as yourself, active and healthy!  One of the most important things you can do for you and your family's mental and physical health during this time is to make sure you stay active and get at least the following recommendations:

 

"The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) has recommended that children should accumulate at least 60 minutes, and up to several hours, of age-appropriate physical activity on all or most days of the week; however, any additional time will only enhance one's level of fitness!  For adults, it is recommended that they participate in a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise each week."

 

With those recommendations in mind, I invite you to make physical activity fun at home and experience the joys of being physically active as a family!  Be a healthy role model, and make physical activity fun at home by participating in as many of the following family fitness activities/challenges as you can!  At the end of the week, please make sure to fill out "Mr. Scott's Weekly Participation" form.  This way I can see what activities you are participating in, whether you like them or not, as well as answer any questions you may have about a particular topic.

 

Have fun and stay healthy!

 

Mr. Scott

 

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Mr. Scott - scottr@mclouth.org

 

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Recommended Levels of Physical Activity

The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) have issued a set of recommended levels of physical activity for children ages 5 - 12.

Guideline #1

Children should accumulate at least 60 minutes, and up to several hours, of age-appropriate physical activity on all or most days of the week.  This daily accumulation should include moderate and vigorous physical activity with the majority of the time being spent in activity that is intermittent in nature.

Guideline #2

Child should participate in several bouts of physical activity lasting 15 minutes or more each day.

Guideline #3

Children should participate each day in a variety of age-appropriate physical activities designed to achieve optimal health, wellness, fitness and performance benefits.

Guideline #4

Extended periods (periods of two hours or more) of inactivity are discouraged for children, especially during the daytime hours.

 

Note:  The 60 minutes may come from an accumulation of physical activities/challenges offered through Physical Education, Recess/Open Play and Classroom Brain Breaks.

 

Therefore, I invite you to make physical activity fun at home and experience the joys of being physically active as a family!  As you read earlier, 60 minutes is recommended for children ages 5 - 12; however, any additional time will only enhance one's level of fitness!