During the stay at home order, many people are building up anxiety because they cannot go outside of the house except for groceries and other essentials. Listening to the news doesn’t help. It seems as if there is nothing but the virus and its effects on society 24/7. So what can one do to help alleviate the anxiety?
One way is to make sure you and your children exercise every day. Sitting around and not moving weakens muscles, slows down circulation, and increases the build-up of fat tissue. Whereas, daily exercise reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and various forms of cancer. It improves bone and muscle strength and increases balance, flexibility, and overall fitness.
If you do not want to venture far from your home and yard, you can do some indoor exercises like putting on music, playing follow the leader, and walking throughout your house and yard for 10-15 minutes. Climbing up and down the stairs is very beneficial. Or instead, try doing a dance routine to your favorite music. Exercise videos also work well.
If you do go out, try taking a walk for ½ hour around the neighborhood keeping the socially safe distance of six feet from anyone you pass. Washing your hands before and after the excursion is the wise thing to do. When you get to the park, you can jog and run with your children. Going for a daily bike ride of ½ hour also helps you stay fit. Gardening, raking the yard, and cleaning out the garage are other activities that will prove beneficial.
It is recommended that children spend 60 minutes per day doing physical activities. For adults, at least 2 and ½ hours per week is suggested. Staying home and limiting trips outside the home are the best way to stop the spread of the virus, however, it should not mean skipping all physical activities. Your body and mind are healthier when you get moving. Stay safe and get some exercise.
The deadline to apply, re-apply, or provide proof of residency remains unchanged, Thursday, April 16th.Please apply HERE and or/or turn in your residency documents via email ASAP.
Star Students of the week will continue. This week's Star Students are....
First and Second Grade - Matthew C.for doing an awesome job on his memory work.
Third and Fourth Grade - Rolf B. for working hard to improve his math grade.
Fifth and Sixth Grade - Zeke A. - He consistently tries for his schoolwork to be well done.
Seventh and Eighth Grade - Justin L. - for being helpful to others, being considerate, and working hard in all subjects.
Pennies for Patients is Calling All Heroes to Join our Squad Online! Bethany Lutheran School annually supports one outside charity that helps people in need. This year we have decided to take on blood cancer, and our mission is to help find a cure. Our Hero Squad will be gathering donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) during the next three-four weeks. Be on the lookout for more information in the upcoming days and weeks that will allow your child to participate in this rewarding online-based event that emphasizes the importance of social and emotional learning and gaining the experience of helping both children and adults in their fight against blood cancer. Remember your donations are free-will gifts. During this stay at home time, it would be good for the children to learn more about the LLS and the work they do to help others.
One way in which you might assist the committee is by looking through photo albums for pictures that involve Bethany Lutheran School over the years. If you share with us, please give the picture to us in a plastic bag and label the picture clearly on the back that it belongs to you. We want to set up displays on the dinner tables with pictures from over the years.
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