Endorphins pumping and brain activity jumping with National Field Day and TRI each day challenge

 

May 8, 2020 – Lace up your sneakers and let’s get physical!

Knowing that strong bodies lead to strong minds, Team Duval is encouraging students and families to participate in a month full of physical activity starting with today’s National Field Day.

An annual initiative designed to get students moving, National Field Day normally takes place at school. However, whether it’s tug of war, cup stacking relays, paper plane cornholes, or water bottle flips, there are dozens of activities that children and families can do from home to pump up their endorphins and increase brain activity.

Watch the video above for more examples on how to participate in today’s National Field Day. More ideas are also available on the Health Education and Physical Education Challenge Day info page.

In addition to National Field Day, students and families are encouraged to take the TRI each day challenge from May 1 – May 31.

Developed by the district’s Health Education and Wellness team, the challenge includes participating in activities that strengthen wellness in three areas: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Watch the TRI each day video for more info.

As the district recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month, remember that physical, mental and academic wellness go hand in hand! Read this week’s “Duval Dialogue with Alex” post on more information about the mental health benefits of physical activity.