“ According to the National Cancer Institute, physically active women have a 40 percent reduced risk of developing breast cancer, and physically active men have a 10 to 30 percent reduced risk of developing prostate cancer.”…Medical News Today
Exercise Programs Benefit Cancer Patients' Recovery
Exercise programs are different for every kind of cancer…
4 week program that includes information on exercise, nutrition, spirituality, stress reduction, and children coping skills.
8 week program…cardiovascular warm-ups, low-impact aerobics, toning, stretching and relaxation.
“ What we eat makes a big difference in our energy levels, our mood and even our self esteem. When we choose foods rich in protective factors such as fruits and vegetables we are also doing something positive for our health and well-being.” http://www.cancernutrition.com/
As physical educators we should incorporate healthy decisions into our lessons.
This way students are learning about what is good for them while being physically fit.
An quick example would be…if you had to make groups…let the students make the group name and provide them with a topic such as vegetables. This way they are learning what sort of foods are good for you and what kinds of foods aren’t.
Kids need to learn at a young age good eating habits!
I think this is important because a lot of students aren't learning healthy eating habits in their homes. Sometimes parents themselves don’t know what a healthy diet entails so therefore doesn’t provide their children with healthy eating habits. Also sometimes parents can’t afford healthy foods so find up giving their children fast food all the time. It’s up to us to get these children with a right mind set on eating habits so that they follow good eating habits throughout their entire lives.