Jump Rope for Heart RESCHEDULED to Monday – WEAR RED

Hey Howard!
Monday is our Jump for Heart Day!  We are asking everyone to wear RED is support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Also, children are encouraged to bring their own skipping ropes.  Be sure to write name and area on the handle so any misplaced ropes can be returned.
Thanks for your support,
SHACWhy Jump??
Children are naturally energetic, but without encouragement they can become inactive. Today many children spend more and more time sitting – in class, using the computer or watching TV.  As a result, more than half of Canadian children aren’t active enough for optimal health and development.

 Skipping is a efficient and effective way to get a great workout in just 15-20 minutes.

 Here are a few of the benefits of skipping:
– helps to improve heart rate and blood pressure
– provides a full body workout:  core, legs, glutes, shoulders and arms
– improves flexibility, coordination and balance
– improves muscle tone in both the lower and upper body
– assists with weight loss
– it’s low cost and can be done anywhere
– and, it’s FUN!

Skipping is for everybody – young and old! Skipping is often overlooked, yet provides one of the easiest and most effective cardio workouts possible. It is used by boxers, and lots of other athletes like basketball, soccer, hockey and tennis stars as part of their regular fitness routines.

Catherine Ringler
Howard P.S.
HPE Teacher