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    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Skills Chart

    The table below summarizes the goal areas, tools (program components), and long-term outcomes of the Mentally Fit program.

    Mentally Fit Physical Education Program
    Specific Goal AreasMentally Fit ToolsLong-term Outcomes
    Increase physical areas of weakness
    • Fitness Testing
    • Goal-setting
    • Tailored physical activities
    • Improved fitness
    • Improved mood
    • Improved body image
    Increase mind-body connection
    • Identify body triggers
    • Offer physical experiences
    • such as deep-breathing
    • Increased self-awareness
    • Increased concentration
    Increase social knowledge, interactions, connections, support
    • Rules and structure
    • Team sports
    • Corrective social experiences
    • Guided support in positive interactions
    • Reduced loneliness
    • Increased positive interactions
    Increase positive coping to replace maladaptive behaviors
    • Identify triggers
    • Physical coping such as walking away, deep breathing
    Reduced aggressive behaviors
    Increase leadership and assertiveness
    • Team captain
    • Responsibility for others
    • Encourage positive interactions
    • Improved mood
    • Improved self-esteem

    Fitness activities may include, but are not limited to:
    • Football
    • Basketball
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball
    • Jumping rope
    • Resistance bands
    • Body Squats
    • Burpies
    • Push-ups
    Nutritional education is also offered to build on the knowledge and skills that children and youth need to maintain healthy eating lifestyles. This is especially beneficial with the availability of soda, vending machines, and lower availability of high quality foods in lower income neighborhoods
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