Friday, 13 April 2012
I was a presenter just a few days ago, offering a workshop titled, "Running 101". This workshop was awesome. Using the Doctors' of Nova Scotia coaching handbook, I put students through a proper warm up, cool down and a 2km run. I taught my participants to run safely, plan for their runs effectively and prepare for their runs diligently. It was a great time and I feel that a significant amount of health literacy was learned from my two workshops.
The buzz around the school was astounding. Despite the rain, students enjoyed running outside and mountain biking. They were also comforted knowing healthy snacks were provided as it peeked their energy levels. Ultimately, the entire day was a success and the passionate presenters enjoyed spending time with the kids. It was a win win for presenters and students as well as giving teachers' a well deserved break for teaching in class. I recommend that YOU ask your boss, teacher, co-worker or manager to replicate this event within your school or workplace. Health literacy always pays for itself at the end of the day, so tell your coworkers that it is a good idea to invest in.
B.A Human Kinetics