John Paterson Wellness Page
Mind, Body, and Spirit
Together We Can!!!
As the students learn about fitness in class, it is important for them to understand that it is not enough to just be active in Wellness, but being active is an everyday choice. The links below are provided to help you help your child improve on the physical fitness tests. When you practice these at home with your child, you are reinforcing the importance of being physically active at home. Together we can help your child pass all 4 of the state fitness tests, increase self-confidence, and help promote lifelong healthy habits.
The Pacer Test (Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run) is an alternative assessment to the Mile Run. It measures Aerobic Capacity.
This push-ups measure Muscular Strength.
The curl-ups measure Muscular Endurance.
Sit and Reach
The sit and reach measures Muscular Flexibility.
II. HOW CAN I STAY ACTIVE THIS SEASON?
click on the season to view activities
Click on the sub-title to read important information about the body systems.
Your have more than 600 muscles in your body! They do everything from pumping blood throughout your body to helping you lift your heavy backpack. Find out more! Click on Muscles to read more about the muscles of the body.
Your heart is a hard-working muscle. Find out more in this article for kids by clicking on the Heart and Circulatory System.
What's something kids are doing all day, everyday? Breathing!! Your lungs are large and in charge of breathing, so read all about them in this article.
Today more than ever, it is important that students know the difference between healthy and less healthy food and drink choices. Below are some of the items that can help us all with understanding the vast world of nutrition.