Physical Health Education (PHE) is not your average Physical Education class. PHE focuses on learning about and through physical activity. We began our study of physical health with focusing on the body and what it means to us as individuals to be physically fit.
You may have noticed your child doing some specific physical exercises, and if that is the case, I encourage you to ask them how that particular exercise will help them reach their fitness goals. If your child isn’t doing any physical exercise, please encourage them to revisit their personal goals and try their specific work out plan for at least one week. Goals can always be adjusted, but none will ever be reached without some effort. Building positive habits early in life will have enormous benefits throughout life.
“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” John F Kennedy
We are also exploring two of the oldest mind and body practices in the world: yoga and tai chi. Both lifelong practices have countless stories of how being intentional with your physical exercise can affect not only your body, but also your mind. Every practitioner of either yoga or tai chi has their own reasons and goals for practicing, and it’s my intention to expose your child to as many ways of being physically active as I can.
Throughout the school year we will be learning ways to be physically active. Some activities will resonate well with your child and other not so much, so please encourage them to keep an open mind and they may just discover a new passion.