My friend and colleague, Marina Gijzen, sent me an excellent article from the Globe and Mail which was originally published on August 28th, 2012. The article essentially sums up research related to the importance of keeping our bodies active and that our ability to be innovative and to better learn is greatly enhanced by getting out and moving. Sure we have heard this over and over in the past, but it is an important point for all teachers to remember and to act on.
Go to the link below to read the article and to see how some businesses now conduct their daily meetings. Imagine our staff meetings, from time to time, being held in a completely different format, for example, having important discussions as we walk around the track and then sharing our ideas afterwards.
Research shows that it’s not just fitness that’s important for overall health but that sedentary time can have negative health consequences,” he adds. “People shouldn’t be sitting for more than 30 minutes at a time. Doing so affects everything from mental health to the musculo-skeletal system to cardiovascular health and brain health.
Click on Workplace Well-Being article here. Enjoy and think about how we can change the way we interact in school settings.