Content tagged with: physical health

How Busy Educators are Fitting in Fitness

Running helps you stay in shape

Your colleagues chimed in with easy, actionable tips for sneaking fitness into your school day.  Finding the time to hit the gym can be a challenge, especially when you’re a busy educator. Your days, evenings and weekends are already crammed full. And even if you can find the time, sometimes finding the energy to exercise… Read more »

The Importance of Indoor Environmental Quality

All students and school employees have the right to a great public school that fosters a safe and healthy learning and work environment – and that includes Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). Poor IEQ is caused by a variety of harmful factors, including: mold, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, asbestos, and other pollutants that negatively impact the… Read more »

Why Growing Students Really Need More Sleep

Spring forward! My least favorite Sunday morning of the year happened this week. Sure, spring is coming and the daylight will linger in the warmer temperatures, but losing that hour can be rough for an already sleep-deprived nation. But it’s even worse for our nation’s teenagers, who already get less than the recommended hours of… Read more »

Take Steps to Healthy, Active and Focused Students

Walking as a physical activity helps increase a child’s ability to learn. Safe, accessible, walkable communities help encourage this as well as strengthen schools and communities. Communities without safe walkable conditions can have the exact opposite outcome.

S.E.W. What? 5 Healthy Coping Strategies for Stress Management

A woman reduces stress with yoga on the beach

S.E.W. What? is a blog series focusing on School Employee Wellness (S.E.W.), because hands down, employees are a school’s most important resource. No matter what your role, it is essential that you take care of yourself. You’re not the only one who will benefit from caring for yourself – the students and the entire school community will too. Stress… Read more »