JULY’S LIFE SKILL: FITNESS
In July, we will approach fitness in a positive and supportive manner, rather than focusing on weight or appearance, we will emphasize the importance of staying active for overall health and well-being.
- Promote a healthy body image: We will encourage kids to have a positive perception of their bodies. We will focus on promoting body positivity by emphasizing the importance of health, self-acceptance, and self-care. We will teach them to appreciate their bodies for what they can do rather than how they look, and celebrate their accomplishments, talents, and strengths, regardless of their appearance.
- Make physical activity fun: We will encourage kids to engage in activities that they enjoy and find fun. This can include martial arts, dance, swimming, or even outdoor games. We will encourage active hobbies, while discourage excessive time spent watching TV, playing video games, or using smartphones and tablets as can contribute to a sedentary lifestyle.
- Focus on overall well-being: We will encourage kids to prioritize their overall well-being. We will teach them the importance of healthy habits, such as regular physical activity, nutritious eating, and getting enough sleep. We will emphasize the positive effects of these habits on their energy levels, mood, their brains, and overall health, shifting the focus from external appearance to internal qualities, such as kindness, intelligence, and resilience. We will encourage them to engage in activities that boost their self-esteem and confidence, such as pursuing hobbies, setting goals, and building positive relationships.