Tuesday, February 28
Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today - from the Washington Post
Fidgeting is a real problem. It is a strong indicator that children are not getting enough movement throughout the day. We need to fix the underlying issue. Recess times need to be extended and kids should be playing outside as soon as they get home from school. Twenty minutes of movement a day is not enough! They need hours of play outdoors in order to establish a healthy sensory system and to support higher-level attention and learning in the classroom.
In order for children to learn, they need to be able to pay attention. In order to pay attention, we need to let them move.
I wonder if adults suffer the same way. We sit still all day and then we come to the gym and expect our bodies to perform high-skill movements at a high intensity. Is that realistic?
We need to get up and move more often. And we need to instill this lifestyle in children. Let them move and play and build sensory systems that will make them physically and mentally prepared for the world ahead.
Next time you or your kids are fidgeting, try to think about how longs it's been since you've done something physical. Don't just assume there's a behavioral issue, let's get up and move!
Workout for Tuesday, February 28 4X7 Strict Press w/ 2 sec Pause Overhead Work Up to Heavy Set, Work from Floor
11 min AMRAP 7 Power Cleans (135/95) 50 Double Unders 7 Power Cleans (155/105) 50 Double Unders 7 Power Cleans (185/125) 50 Double Unders 7 Power Cleans (205/135) 50 Double Unders Max Power Cleans (225/155)