Healthy Lifestyles a Focus at Lindell

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The Long Beach Public Schools’ Lindell Elementary School presented its annual Fun, Fruit and Fitness Day on Feb. 2. This annual event is highly anticipated by students, who enjoy learning fun ways to enhance their healthy lifestyles. Classes rotated an assortment of workshops and activities that were designed to support wellness in all aspects.  

Thanks to the involvement of Lindell staff members and guest professionals from the community, students got moving in aerobics, relays, volleyball, hula hoop, fitness and a variety of dance sessions. They explored African and Irish dance techniques, among many others, and learned about cultural elements of each. Movement Math linked academics and athleticism, and mindfulness and meditation workshops focused on relaxation, breathing and other strategies to reduce stress. 

Guest Doctor Jennifer Chao and Registered Nurse Jessica Beaudoin presented about important health topics. The day also included a nutritional component and provided healthy snacks and plenty of water. 

Lindell’s Fun, Fruit and Fitness Day is held every February in conjunction with American Heart Month. It supports the many ways that physical activity, positive choices and mindfulness are incorporated into the educational program throughout the school year.