Healthy Active Lifestyle
These sessions will be different each week with the aim to show you alternative methods of exercise.
We understand that many of you may not carry on with traditional team sports after school but you need to know alternative activities you can continue with to ensure you lead a healthy active lifestyle.
This year we have chosen Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND). We have chosen the MND charity this year because as a PE department we felt inspired by Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield.
This year at the start of every PE lesson we are going to do our own 7 in 7 challenge in homage to both Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield.
Furthermore, we will be doing the Fittest Form Challenge and showcasing a bank of recipes that are easy and healthy!
What is MND?
- With MND, messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste. MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.
- MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life.
- It can affect adults of any age, but is more likely to affect people over 50.
- There is a 1 in 300 risk of being diagnosed with MND. In other words, if you have 10,000 people in a stadium, 33 of them will get MND at some point across a normal lifespan.
Click here if you would like to know about MND in a bit more detail.
We have chosen the MND charity this year because as a PE department we felt inspired by these two men…
ROB BURROW & KEVIN SINFIELD
Former Leeds Rhinos scrum-half Rob Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019, just two years after ending his playing career by captaining Leeds to a record-extending eighth Super League Grand Final.
Kevin Sinfield (Robs best friend) completed 7 marathons in 7 days to raise money for the MND charity! There is no doubt that both men are amazing and inspiring role models.
As a department we thought as a school we could join the 7 in 7 challenge and dedicate our fitness term to the MND charity!
So this year at the start of every PE lesson we are going to do our own 7 in 7 challenge in homage to both Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield.
7 exercises in 7 minutes
We will pick 7 exercise to be completed in 7 minutes!
We will also be training each PE lesson to complete a 5k run at the end of the 6 week term. You will do 7 laps covering a distance of 5k.
You will get sponsors for completing both the 7 in 7minutes exercise challenge and the 7 laps challenge, all for the MND charity.
It is going to be awesome!
Please donate via our Just Giving page here.
You can also share this QR code to the Just Giving page with friends and family to make donating easier.
Your donation will go directly to The Motor Neurone Disease Association and will not only help our chosen charity but will really motivate our students to complete the 7 in 7 minutes exercise challenge and the 7 laps challenge.
Each form will have a tracker sheet, which will include the following categories:
- Week 1: Eat 5-a-day at least 3 times in the week
- Week 2: Do one extra-curricular sports club/sports club outside of school
- Week 3: 30 minutes continuous exercise at least 3 times in the week
- Week 4: Cook 3 recipes from the recipe bank on the website
- Week 5: Perform 5 exercises from the exercise bank on the website
- Week 6: Drink 2 litres of water a day at least 3 times in the week
One point per pupil for each of the tasks completed. Complete the forms and save weekly. At the end of the 6 weeks we will tally the points and announce the winners!
Golden Trainer to be Won!
As always with the fitness term exercising is not enough. Being healthy does not just require you to exercise, but you need to eat healthy too!
On your form tracker you have healthy targets to try and reach however, there are some key things you can do during this time to be healthy.
- Eating 5-a-day
- Eating a full school meal (not just pizza)
- 2 litres of water
- Cooking a healthy tea from the recipe bank.