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MOVE60 CHALLENGE kicks off Oct. 1

Back by popular demand!  Healthy Central Florida’s Move60 Fall Challenge kicks off Saturday, Oct. 1st!  It’s FREE and you can participate as an individual or recruit a team (work, school, faith community, friends).  Get a super-soft t-shirt, great weekly prizes, team rewards and some new surprises are in store for all.

Walk, run, bike, dance, do Yoga – just be part of the MOVEment to make our community the healthiest in the nation.

BONUS! School Fundraiser – The Winter Park Consortium public school with the most participants signed up and actively posting and logging steps will win $400 for their organization. PTO/PTA – no selling chocolate, gift-wrapping or any selling. Just get people moving and make money for your school.

CLICK HERE to register and learn more.

Join Healthy Central Florida’s Move60 Challenge

March 1st – April 29th

Get Moving, Have Fun and Win Prizes!

Be part of the MOVEment! Walk. Bike. Swim. Dance. Garden. Do yoga… Just get moving for 60 days!

And when you do, you’re entered to win great weekly prizes like mini-memberships to RDV Sportsplex, Fitbits, restaurant and movie gift certificates and more!

It’s Free, Fun and Easy. Register as an Individual or recruit a team of friends, co-workers, school/PTO parents or your faith community.

Free T-shirt and Timex Pedometer – Every registered participant will receive a super soft, free T-shirt and Timex pedometer while supplies last. And, everyone who participates is eligible for great weekly prize drawings. Win great health, more fun and great prizes – simply for being active.

SCHOOL CHALLENGE: The Winter Park Consortium public school with most registered participants that are actively weekly posting and logging steps and time amounts can WIN $400 for their organization.

Join together as we become the healthiest community in the nation and Get Moving!

Special thanks to Healthy Central Florida Move60 sponsors – Florida Blue, Winter Park Health Foundation, Florida Hospital and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

Register online at https://hcf.walkertracker.com/

Healthy Fall Enrichment at Lake Sybelia Elementary

Registration recently opened for Lake Sybelia Elementary’s Fall after-school enrichment program. Most classes cost $45 plus a small supply fee. The classes, which meet once a week from 3:15-4:15 p.m., begin Oct. 3 and run for six weeks. Lake Sybelia Elementary offers a wide variety of courses that promote student health and wellness including Wellness for Kids, Cooking Fun, Softball/Kickball, Yoga, Dance, and more!

For more information on Lake Sybelia Elementary’s Fall after-school enrichment program, click here.

Healthy Habits at Cheney Elementary

In the belief that healthy kids make better students, Cheney Elementary is incorporating healthy behaviors into the school day and after school clubs.

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Yoga Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movement with Math Facts

Movement with Math Facts

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Apple “donuts” recipe

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Cooking Club prep

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Cooking Club

Cooking Club

Cooking Club

Every Kid Healthy Week at Audubon Park Elementary

To celebrate Action for Healthy Kids’ Every Kid Healthy Week, Audubon Park Elementary recently held “Healthy Habits.”  During PE class, Kindergarten through 3rd grade students rotated through three stations.  At the yoga station, students practiced ways to keep their bodies and minds healthy. At the mindful eating station, they learned about the importance of being aware of what they consume to keep them healthy. At the gardening station, students were given a tour of Audubon Park Elementary’s garden and learned about the benefits of eating natural foods and composting.

 

Family Fitness Night Ideas

We love these tips from Partnership for a Healthier America to help turn your family night into a family fitness fun night:

 

1. Outdoor Fitness Fun. Whether you have a specific destination in mind, or just want to cruise around the neighborhood, head outside for a pre- or post-dinner walk or bike ride. Every city and town has unexplored neighborhoods and areas. TrailLink can help you find nearby biking paths, and it also helps you burn calories while getting a different view of the terrain.

2. It’s Always Fun at the YMCA. Your local Y is full of activities and fun for all. Meet other families at the Y’s Family Nights where you can participate in a variety of activities such as mixers, pool games, arts and crafts and family fitness. Find your Y here and see what’s planned in your community.

3. Weekly Sports Night. You’ll get to learn about different sports when you pick a new one to try every week. It’s amazing how many calories you’ll burn and how much fun you will have when you try yoga with the kids or play a rousing a game of basketball. You can also come up with your own creative adaptation of regular sports, such as monkey in the middle soccer. Your kids may even develop new fancy footwork or basketball dribbling skills in the process.

4. Family Challenges and Competitions. Sometimes a little friendly competition between family members is a good incentive to participate. We came up with several entertaining ideas to help you get started:

  • See who can shoot 10 basketball baskets first.
  • Find out who can hula hoop the longest.
  • Stretching Olympics.
  • Play Simon Says.
  • See who can jump rope the longest.
  • Play hopscotch.
  • Do wheelbarrow races: Hold your children by their legs, standing behind them and have them try to walk using only their arms.
  • Play ultimate Frisbee: Try to score a goal by passing the Frisbee as you run up the field towards your goal line. Other team tries to intercept.
  • Play balloon volleyball in the living room.

5. Fit for a Cause. Show the kids the value of exercise and giving back by teaming up for a fundraising race. Many charities offer local races to raise money, or you can bike, walk or run for the charity of your choice with Charity Miles. Volunteering for a community service project, such as cleaning up a park in your neighborhood, is a great way to add some activity to your day, while helping to improve your community. Volunteer Match can help you get started by providing volunteer information and listings in your local area. You’ll be doing your body good for a good cause. It’s a win-win.

Do you have a favorite family fitness activity?  Share it with us in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

School Spotlight – Winter Park High School Staff Wellness

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Teachers and staff at Winter Park High School (WPHS) can be found participating in yoga classes, held bi-weekly by a certified yoga instructor.  While they’re stretching their bodies and working on their balance, they’re also decreasing their stress level and relaxing.  In a time where teachers work under enormous pressure to perform, yoga provides them with an outlet to unwind and refocus, love themselves, each other, and their work a little more.

Additionally, teachers and staff at WPHS can also be found participating in bi-weekly weight training, led by the girls’ tennis coach.

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Spotlight: Lakemont Elementary

We’re highlighting all the amazing healthy activities taking place at Lakemont Elementary!    Students have had the opportunity to participate in yoga, anti-bullying week, blender bike for STEM night, running club Spooky fun run, Fuel Up to Play 60 kick off, and reading of food labels, just to name a few.  Way to go, Lepoards!

Do you see someone you know have fun while learning about healthy behaviors?

Would you like your school featured?  Contact us at healthykidstoday@wphf.org

 

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