Jump for Heart – This Thursday

We are excited to be having our Jump for Heart Event on Thursday. Each class will get about 40 minutes to participate in skipping/jumping activities! All students are encouraged to wear RED on Thursday. Please return all fundraising by Thursday. Lastly, our rain date is Tuesday, May 23rd.

Benefits of Skipping
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 an 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