Active Living Lessons

KEY BODY POSITIVE MESSAGES FOR TEACHERS AND PARENTS

  • Body based teasing and stigma from peers can prevent students from joining in physical activity.
  • Teachers and parents can encourage the joy of movement.
  • Active living is not just sports or organized activities.
  • People can be active in many different ways.
  • Schools should find ways for all students to be active.
  • Teachers should be aware that students who are concerned about their body image may limit their own participation in physical activities.
  • Teachers of all sizes and shapes can model active living.