From dramatic dance choreography to calming yoga poses, students at Lindell Elementary School focused on healthy minds and bodies during Wellness Day. Held on Feb. 7, this year’s event featured many fun ways for students to enhance their lifestyles. Classes rotated an assortment of workshops and activities that supported the broad components of overall wellness.
Thanks to the involvement of Lindell staff members and guest professionals from the community, students flexed their athletic skills in sports, relay, fitness and cardio sessions. They moved their feet in freeze dance, Irish dance, African dance and general dance workshops, and pounded on stability balls with drum sticks to simultaneously exercise and make music. Paralympian Lora Webster shared her experiences and engaged students in volleyball drills. Yoga and mindfulness activities focused on relaxation, balance, breathing and other strategies to reduce stress, while other gatherings addressed awareness of medical situations and water safety.
The day also included a nutritional element and provided healthy snacks and plenty of water.
Lindell’s Wellness Day is held every February in conjunction with American Heart Month. It supports the many ways that health is incorporated into the educational program throughout the school year.