Shannon Park School
Healthy Exercise at Recess Time

I promise to take part in H.E.A.R.T in the true spirit of sportsmanship. I will respect and abide by the expectations for participation in this opportunity to benefit my personal fitness and wellness.

boy runningWho? Shannon Park students in grades 3, 4, 5.
What? Walk/Jog/Run laps on the designated course.
When? During your recess time.
Why? To improve your heart, lung, leg, and brain fitness.

Qualities of a H.E.A.R.T. Participant

*Honest *Truthful *Self-disciplined
*Trustworthy *Commitment to the activity *Strong Work Ethic

• To be HONEST in the daily reporting of your effort and lap totals.
• You are on your honor and are being trusted to be truthful in what you record each day.
• To stay on the designated H.E.A.R.T. course and while on the course to be either walking/jogging/running during recess.
• To enter YOUR scores only on the H.E.A.R.T. tally sheet.
• To never enter the scores of another student.
• To encourage someone else to join you in the H.E.A.R.T. activity.

BENEFITS –Participating in H.E.A.R.T. gives you an opportunity to…
• Develop healthy exercise habits.
• Develop an interest in activities that you can do for your lifetime.
• Increase your endurance, leg strength and overall fitness.
• Decrease your mile run fitness time.
• Feel better.
• Prepare your mind and body for learning in the classroom.
• Develop new friendships and nurture existing friendships.
• Relieve stress and anxiety.

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