Have you heard of the Buddy Bench?
Many schools are installing these benches in their schoolyards to help eliminate loneliness and foster friendships through active play.
The concept is simple:
A child who has no one to play with sits on the bench and other school kids are taught to approach the sitting child with open arms and a game to play. It’s working wonders for building team sportsmanship, self-confidence, and optimism!
If your school does not have a buddy bench, I recommend bringing it up in the next PTA meeting to get more children actively moving during recess.
Joyce Blonskij, Independent Certified OPTAVIA Coach™
Stay motivated with one of my favorite quotes:
I got this quote from my health coach years ago and I love it. (Yes – I have a health coach too and he is awesome!) It goes like this: “There is never a good day to start a diet, but it’s always a great day to start getting healthy”. This goes with my coaching philosophy that no one needs a “diet coach” because we all know how to diet and lose weight, but the real key is keeping it off and living a longer healthier life. As an Independent Certified Health Coach I help clients with a one-on-one approach to reach a healthy weight safely and quickly while learning lifestyle habits that will give them the tools and skills for lasting long-term success.
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