Playground to Promote Mental Health

DATE: 2023-05-02
AO: Freestate
Q: Horshack
PAX: Deagle, Butter, FIFA, Dungeon Master (Amon), Wildcat
FNGs: Brony, Mumford
Warm Up
• SSH x 25 IC
• Imperial Walkers x 17 IC
• Shoulder Taps x 15 IC
• Carolina Dry Docks x 12 IC
• 2 laps – High Knees out, Karaoke back
• Monkey Humpers x 13 IC
• LONG COUNT Willie Mays Hayes x 8 IC
• Michael Phelps x 14 IC
• Cherry Pickers x 15 IC
The Thang
Playground of Joy & Pain: 2x (40 seconds on / 20 to switch), 1 x (20 on / 10 switch) 1. Decline Merkins
2. Deep heel-touch Squats
3. Dips
4. Box Jumps
5. Pull Ups / Assisted Pull Ups
6. Bonnie Blairs
• After Each Round: Jacobs Ladder 5-4-3-2-1, 5-3-1, 4-2
• Leg Lift Rosalitas x 15 IC
• Box Cutters x 10 each direction IC
• Plank-o-rama x 10-10-10-10-10 IC
• Reverse Crunches x 15 IC
• Rodeo Flutters
• I’ve accepted two new roles 1) as the 3rd F Q for the region and 2) to join the F3 Foundation’s board of advisors. As 3rd F Q, I’ll be helping connect AOs across the capital region with their community projects and be able to tap F3 National resources and matching funds to expand impact.
• Adopt A Road this Saturday. If anyone is interested in helping lead – perhaps in partnership with your kids – this program next school year, please let me know. It’s pretty straightforward and I could make the connections and instructions. Aside from the service hours, it probably takes about a half hour each month. COT:
May is mental health awareness month. We can help ourselves, those around us, and one another by encouraging these five behavioral
1) Connecting with other people as good relationships are important for mental wellbeing. They can help you to build a sense of belonging and provide emotional support and allow you to support others
2) Being physically active is not only great for physical health and fitness – evidence also shows it can also raise self-esteem by setting and achieving goals or overcoming. Exercise also creates chemical changes in the brain which help to positively change moods.
3) Research shows that learning new skills can boost self-confidence and build a sense of purpose.
4) Giving to others. Research suggests that acts of giving and kindness creates positive feelings and activates the reward center in our brains. It also gives people a feeling of purpose and self-worth
5) Pay attention to the present moment by practicing mindfulness. This includes paying attention to your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. Mindfulness can help you enjoy life more and understand yourself better. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.

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