Thursday, January 8, 2015

Skiing & snow shoeing at WMS!

Happy New Year! It's that time of year again-time to think about skiing & snow shoeing during wellness in the gymnasium!   When conditions allow, we take all students outside to experience a favorite New England winter sport. The wellness department follows the Child Care Weather Watch ( when deciding to take classes outside. If it is deemed unsafe for outdoor activity, class will remain indoors. Students that have wellness in the classroom this rotation can experience skiing & snow shoeing during PM Wellness.

According to
For building endurance, [cross-country skiing] is one of the best sports you can do," says Miami neurologist Stephen Olvey, MD. states:
 Snowshoeing is the best bang-for-your-buck, fat-burning workout in winter," according to Dr. Ray Browning of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado's Health Science Center and Vail Mountain Man champion. "It's an exceptional way to achieve cardiovascular fitness, expend energy and reduce your chance of heart disease; plus it's low cost, easily mastered and fun.

We are asking for your help to ensure that everyone is properly dressed for outdoor activity.
The wellness department recommends that all students wear winter coats, hats, warm pants, and gloves or mittens.  Bringing a change of clothing for after class would be ideal as pants tend to get wet during class. Students should also have clothing appropriate for indoor activities in case conditions do not warrant outdoor activity.

If it is deemed safe to go outside, but you are not prepared for outdoor activity with the proper clothing, an alternative activity will be provided indoors with a reduction in his/her participation points for the day.
Thank you ahead of time for helping us to make this winter recreational activity enjoyable for all!

Be safe, healthy, & happy,

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