2021-22 Student Handbook and Wellness Guide


We have learned a great deal lately about the value of physical fitness. The strength, stamina, suppleness and positive attitude that result from regular exercise play key roles in helping us achieve satisfaction in work and school, relationships, recreation, and health. Conversely, lack of exercise has been associated with obesity; back problems; fatigue; and, perhaps most importantly, a weakened cardiovascular system, which may be more susceptible to heart disease.

There are many benefits to regular exercise:

  1. You will feel better physically. Your heart will be stronger, your heart and lungs will work more efficiently, and you will have more energy.
  2. You will feel better emotionally. People who exercise regularly report a positive sense of well‐being. Exercise is a stress reducer and may help relieve depression and insomnia.
  3. You will look better. Muscle tone will increase and a percentage of body fat will decrease. In addition to burning calories, exercise aids in decreasing your appetite.

A good fitness program should address three important areas: endurance, muscle strength, and flexibility. Remember, an exercise program is only beneficial if you stick with it. Be sure to choose exercises you enjoy. Once you have developed a well‐rounded program, start slowly, work up gradually, and enjoy feeling great.