Mango Go for 42 Challenge – Week 1

Posted: May 13, 2013

Mango Mania is back again this month with Go for 42. For the next 5 weeks there will be posts on this website giving you information about being physically active, nourishing your body to enable it to keep active and encouraging students to participate in the Go for 42 challenge at school. Won’t you join us for the Mango Kids Fun Run on Sunday June 23rd, 2013 at the Lindon Recreation Center, Miramichi?     Did you know that being physically active for at least 60 minutes a day will:  Help you grow stronger, improve your health and fitness, and Help you do better in school. There are 3 types of physical activity: 1. Endurance activities such as running, swimming, and jumping help strengthen the   heart and lungs.2. Flexibility activities such as gymnastics and dancing help improve your ability to bend,     stretch, and reach.3. Strength building activities such as climbing or swinging across the playground ladder help build strong muscles and bones.      Some of the many ways kids can stay physically active are by walking to school, playing sports, riding their bicycle, and playing outside with friends.Adapted from: Canada’s Physical Activity Guide for Children, Health Canada