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Daily Physical Activity

The importance of daily physical activity (DPA) is essential for our physical and mental well-being. Did you know that the brain works better if you are active for 30 minutes a day?

As a component of graduation transitions, grade 12 students must track their DPA. Students have three (3) options for tracking:

  • Track your DPA on a cellphone app such as Health, My Fitness Pal, etc.
  • Track your DPA on a fitness bracelet (pedometer) such as a Fitbit
  • Track your DPA on a paper calendar (can be printed below, or picked up from the career programs office)

***As part of your graduation portfolio you will reflect on the data from your DPA***

Benefits of physical activity

* increases your energy levels,

* reduces the risk of diseases such as heart disease,diabetes, and osteoporosis

* builds stronger bones and muscles,

* helps maintain optimum weight,

* enhances your concentration and academic performance

* increase self-esteem,

* it’s fun and gives you an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, and make new friends,

* reduces stress and helps you sleep better, and

* develops leadership skills you can use throughout your life.

Paper DPA tracking calendars

Term 1 Calendar

Term 2 Calendar

Term 3 Calendar

Term 4 Calendar

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