In Positive Education, positive health is helping children to create sustainable habits for physical and psychological health. Here are some of the ways we have been learning about and practising positive health in Autahi.
In the last few weeks we have been really lucky to have a few more workshops providing us with some information for ways we can work our powerful bodies! We learned about muscles from Daniela and she ran a little bootcamp with us. It was a lot of work, but was lots of fun and we all felt a bit stronger after!
We learned some exercises to work our core, our arms and our legs. When we keep our core strong, we also keep our back strong!
These were really hard and lots of us had never even tried them before, but we kept an open mind and gave it a go!
We tried burpees, crawls and squats!
After doing all of our exercise we had to cool down and stretch because we wanted to keep our muscles healthy.
Participating in exercise has so many benefits and we have been making sure to spend time each day and throughout the day doing exercise, not only to stay fit, but also to keep our mind healthy and happy!
Here is some of what we do throughout the day:
toe touches, push-ups, arm circles, buddy sit ups and hip circles.
During play-time and throughout the day we can also go outside and play games with PE equipment--these guys were playing with this Rugby ball!
Another great workshop we had was learning about Muay Thai Kickboxing. Tori brought in her first fight gear and she taught us a bit about kickboxing . We learned all the rules to make sure we kept each other safe and got to have a turn putting on the uniform and trying out the bag. We learned that you always give thanks to your opponent when you start and finish a match, you only hit in the ring and you never hit when your opponent is down! We had so much fun and man were we tired after!
What kinds of things do you do at home for your health?