• Welcome parents and students!
    Throughout the next couple of weeks I will be posting links to websites that will be fun and interactive ways to get you moving!  These dances, exercises, and activities are great ways to get your heart rate up and your muscles pumping while at home.  Parents, please have your child pick a few activities to do daily and if possible join in with them. It is recommended that children ages 6-17 years do 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily.  
    Please click on the links to the left to access our remote learning PE activities.  Thanks for joining in and HAVE FUN!!!
    Fun Facts of the Day:  4/3
    Nails are made out of the same stuff as hair.
    Nails grow faster in the summer than in the winter.
    Your nails need blood to survive.
    Men's nails tend to grow faster than womens.
    Nail biting is called onychophagia, which is the most common "nervous habit".
    -A can of soda contains 10 to 12 teaspoons of sugar. That’s 150 to 180 empty calories. Better to cut your thirst with some water or milk.
    -Leafy green vegetables like broccoli and orange vegetables such as carrots and sweet potatoes are full of vitamins to keep you energized and help you play harder for longer.
    -Fruit is much better than the juice! In fact, a raw unpeeled apple has almost 10 times more fiber than a cup of apple juice.  
    Bet you didn't know facts:
    It is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow.
    A shrimp's heart is in its head.
    There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
    Almonds are a member of the peach family.
    A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
    Most people fall asleep in seven minutes.
    A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
    If you don't believe me, look it up!
    Your Brain:
    Your brain controls your thoughts, memory and speech, movement of the arms and legs, and the function of many organs within your body.
    -The human brain weighs 3 pounds.
    -It comprises 60% of fat and is one of the fattest organs in the human body.
    -Human brain has the capacity to generate approximately 23 watts of power when awake.
    Water is Important!!!
    Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water
    Your brain and heart are composed of about 73% water
    Your lungs are about 83% water
    Your skin contains about 64% water 
    Your muscles and kidneys are about 79% water
    Even your bones are watery: about 31% water     (USGS,org)
    Push-ups are awesome!!! (although that may be an opinion)
    The pushup may just be the perfect exercise that builds both upper-body and core strength. Done properly, it is a compound exercise that uses muscles in the chest, shoulders, triceps, back, abs, and even the legs. (verywellfit.com)
    Push-up records-
    - Rolf Heck from Germany executed 2,354 push-ups in 30 minutes
    - Alicia Weber did 829 push-ups in 30 minutes and 1020 push-ups in an hour. She also holds the world record for the most performed in 10 minutes – 450 push-ups. 
    - Paul Lynch from Great Britain earned the world record for one-finger push-ups by doing 124 without stopping.
    ***How many push-ups can you do?
    -Your heart will be healthier if you get between 9 and 11 (ages 6-13) hours of sleep each night.
    -A good night's sleep makes you feel energized and alert the next day.
    -Deep sleep is a very important time for your brain to make memories and links, and getting more quality sleep will help you remember and process things better.
    -Sleep is a time to relax, but it's also a time during which the body is hard at work repairing damage caused throughout the day.
    -American adults consume an average of 77 grams of sugar per day, more than 3 times the recommended amount for women. This adds up to around 60 pounds of added sugar annually – that’s six, 10-pound bowling balls, folks!  https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/sugar/how-much-sugar-is-too-much
    -American kids consume 81 grams per day, equaling over 65 pounds of added sugar per year. Think of it this way – children are ingesting over 30 gallons of added sugars from beverages alone. That’s enough to fill a bathtub!
    -The small intestine is where most of the digestion process takes place.  It is responsible for absorbing of the nutrients and minerals from the food we eat.
    -The small intestine in the average adult is about 22 feet long.  That is about 7-8 large steps for most of you.
    -Learning a new language or learning an instrument can give your brain a boost.
    Just like all muscles, the brain needs to be exercised and cared for to ensure you are performing and feeling your best.
    Brain pic
    -Staying in touch with your family and friends is good for your health, memory and longevity.   Try to call someone you love today!

    Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it constantly defending against disease and infection.

    Laughing is good for the heart and can increase blood flow by 20 percent.  Tell a friend a joke today.

    Exercise will give you more energy, even when you're tired.  So if you are in a slump and can't seem to get moving...just get moving!!
    Your heart will beat about 115,000 times each day.
    Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day. To put that into perspective, the average bathtub holds about 80 gallons of water. Therefore, your heart would have to pump the equivalent of 25 bathtub full.
    Sneezes travel at about 100 miles per hour.
    A single sneeze can send 100,000 germs into the air. 
    cough can travel as fast as 50 mph and expel almost 3,000 droplets in just one go. 
    Remember to cover you mouth and wash your hands often!
    -A person will have to walk the length of a football field in order to burn off the calories consumed in ONE M&M!
    -One can of Coke contains nearly 10 teaspoons of sugar!
    teaspoon of sugar  x 10
    -Your heart pumps approximately 2,000 gallons of blood each day.
    - You take approximately 20,000 breaths each day.
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