For the next month, we are challenging families to take 5-15 minutes of their day to unwind and share how they are taking care of themselves and others through the #FISWellnessChallenge 

The #FISWellnessChallenge will take place from April 27th – May 27th. Every day (Monday-Friday) we will post a prompt and ask you to post the challenge on your Facebook or Instagram page and tag it #FISWellnessChallenge

Research shows that regular exercise can increase the size of the hippocampus, an area of the brain involved with learning and memory. Exercise also leads to:

  • Improved motor skills (such as hand-eye coordination)
  • Better thinking and Problem-solving
  • Stronger attention skills and Improved learning

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Below are some tips for going on a walk together.

Step #1: Decide.

  • If the weather is nice you may want to consider going outside
  • If you prefer to stay inside, declutter a space to “walk” in
  • If walking outdoors, you may decide on a nearby park, taking a walk around your block or staying in your yard and exploring

Step #2: Gear up.

  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Find music or listen to your surrounding sounds

Step #3: Be present.

  • Listen to the music or sounds around you
  • Look around your environment, does anything capture your attention?
  • Talk about what you see or hear
  • Enjoy the movement

For additional tips for family walks visit here

For a video on walking indoors visit here 

To submit your challenge, please post a photo of your family on a walk on your timeline and tag it #FISWellnessChallenge by April 30th, 2020, at 5 PM. If you have trouble submitting your post, or if your Facebook is private, please send it to Jessica Torres at jtorres@familiesinschools.org.

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