WOOHOOOOOO!!!! Thatís what I said the day I got my first automobile – a mustard yellow 1992 Ford F-150what a classic. Itís what my wife screamed as she held her hands up towards the sky going down Splash Mountain at Disney World this summer. And kids, thatís also what your parents say when its time for you to go back to school. Just kidding! but not really
Yes, it is that time of the year again. Time to put away the boogie boards, board shorts, and suntan lotion, and dust off the trusty backpack and trapper keeperdo people still use those? Got all of your school supplies and new school gear? Pens, pencils, and the biggest pack of Crayola crayons you can find? I remember back when I was the first kid in school to get the 128 pack. I thought I was so cool with my robinís egg blue and burnt sienna. Good times. But I digress.
Anyway, the point is that the beginning of the school year usually brings about a great deal of change, and change, while often good, can be quite stressful. The stress and anticipation about the upcoming school year, if not managed properly, can pose quite the challenge to oneís health and wellness. This is true whether you preparing for your first day of kindergarten, middle school, or even your senior year. And parents, I probably donít have to go out on a limb to tell you that youíll probably be feeling some of the anxiety too.
Therefore, itís important that we do our best to manage back to school stress by focusing on things that we can do to improve our well being. But thatís easier said than done, right? If you are looking for a few cool tips though, then check out this article. (link) It discusses back to school health and how parents can take steps to ensure their children are well rested, energized, and fully prepared for the rigors of the school year – just like our friend Billy Madison.
Jamie Ives MA, CSCS, Master Trainer
Jamie has several years of experience in the fitness industry, working with clients of various ages, ability levels, and health conditions. He enjoys using his knowledge as well as his experience in exercise prescription and program design to help each of his clients reach their individual wellness goals and improve their quality of life. For more information about Empower Personal Training, please call (919) 401-8024.