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Thanks For Kicking Off Summer With The EduNinja™ 30 Day Health and Wellness Challenge May 17th – June 15th. We Had a Blast!

A huge thanks to Athleta for encouraging and empowering teachers, students, families, and friends with fitness community events. It was an awesome way to kickoff summer!

 

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It was an honor to give an Ed-Talk at this year’s CA Teacher Summit Cal State Northridge site July 27th. This year’s theme was: It’s Personal Meeting The Needs of Every Student “Grit: Aren’t you glad you didn’t quit?” Please check out the video under the blog tab.

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Write a New Story By Joining The next EduNinja 30 Day Challenge To Feel Energized and Engaged In Your Teaching For The 2018-2019 School Year. 

 

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What is The EduNinja 30 Day Challenge?

Hello Teachers, Administrators, School Staff, and Friends,

My name is Jennifer Burdis. You may know me as the EduNinja™ 20 year veteran elementary teacher, keynote speaker, NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer, and author. Growing up in Pennsylvania, sports were an important part of my life, from playing Little League baseball, playing volleyball at Penn State to competing on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior seasons six and seven.

With my first book, The EduNinja Mindset 11 Habits for Building a Stronger Mind and Body, I’m excited to share with all people, especially teachers, administrators, and school staff the importance of giving yourself the gift of health and wellness to better serve others. When we feel better, we may teacher better, and students may potentially learn better from teachers who are healthy, happy, and engaged in their lessons.

May 17th – June 15th marked the third annual EduNinja 30-Day Challenge. This challenge again inspired educators to incorporate physical activity, healthy eating, kinesthetic lessons, and mindfulness into the classroom promoting a culture of health in schools while building community across the nation. Please join teachers, families, and friends who are giving themselves the gift of health and wellness in this 30 day challenge. When you feel better, you teach better and your students also learn better.

The easiest way to join this health and wellness party and stay connected with your EduFriends is to first tell your principal and possibly get your whole staff involved, retweet to friends on social media, ask to join the closed “eduninja30” Facebook group, and possibly plan to workout with your coworkers. We’re going to be moving some desks out of the way, or you may end up working out in your pj’s before school because these EduNinja workouts can be completed just about anywhere! These workouts are adapted for all levels, and you can try as many new exercises by looking at the easy-to-follow weekly videos on this website under the #eduninja30 tab.

Please be sure to consult your physician before starting any workout program, and I encourage you to talk to your healthcare provider today to learn about your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, BMI (Body Mass Index) and any prior health conditions or injuries. It is also recommended to have a certified personal trainer help you determine what level to start at, if appropriate, and help guide you with proper form through these exercises.

There are so many ways you can participate. Choose your favorite social media tool to stay connected.

What You’ll Need Before You Start:
Sign up at: eduninja.net.
Request access to the private “eduninja30” Facebook group where we support, encourage, and build community with awesome teachers, administrators, and friends.
Follow and tag @jennifer_burdis on Twitter with #eduninja30, follow eduninja30 or jenniferburdis on Instagram.
Please help spread the word among other teachers, staff, and administrators. Don’t forget to use the #eduninja30 when you post pictures.

It might be helpful to have the items listed below:
A yoga mat
Download the Tabata Pro app
A Swiss Ball and medicine ball (purchase, borrow these, or get access to a gym with them)

Preparing for the Challenge
Have a forty-ounce reusable water container at your desk and have students keep a reusable water container at their desks too. Have a student ring a water bell every hour and have everyone drink out of their water container. Try finishing the forty ounces before the end of the school day.

Log your meals and beverages daily. Try adding more vegetables, while still eating high quality proteins, and complex carbs. Be mindful of portion sizes and reducing foods that contain sugar, salt, and saturated fats. Try buying almost all perishable foods and get in the habit of eating an earlier dinner – not right before bedtime.

Commit to going to bed before 10:00 p.m. knowing you’ll feel better in the morning. Sleep plays a huge part in your willpower, choosing to exercise, and eating well.

Gather a group of fun teachers and decide on a place to meet to do the daily workouts together before, during (with administration approval during school lunch hours, of course), or after school.

The Fitness Part of the EduNinja 30-Day Challenge

Week 1

Level 1: 20-25 minutes of cardio such as: walking, biking, stair stepper, etc. 2-3 x a week.
Level 2: 30-35 minutes of cardio such as: hiking, jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 4-5 x a week.
Level 3: 45-50 minutes of cardio such as: jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 5-6 x a week.

Post a picture with #eduninja30 on social media or in the private “eduninja30” Facebook group.

Week 2

Level 1: 25-30 minutes of cardio such as: walking, biking, stair stepper, etc. 2-3 x a week.
Level 2: 35-40 minutes of cardio such as: hiking, jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 4-5 x a week.
Level 3: 55-60 minutes of cardio such as: jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 5-6 x a week.

Post a picture with #eduninja30 on social media or in the private “eduninja30” Facebook group.

Week 3

Level 1: 25-30+ minutes of cardio such as: brisk walking, biking, stair stepper, etc. 2-3 x a week.
Level 2: 35-45+ minutes of cardio such as: hiking, jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 4-5 x a week.
Level 3: 55-60+ minutes of cardio such as: jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 5-6 x a week.

Post a picture with #eduninja30 on social media or in the private “eduninja30” Facebook group.

Week 4

Level 1: 30+ minutes of cardio such as: brisk walking, biking, stair stepper, etc. 3 x a week.
Level 2: 45+ minutes of cardio such as: hiking, jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 5 x a week.
Level 3: 60+ minutes of cardio such as: jogging, biking, stair stepper, etc. 6 x a week.

Post a picture with #eduninja30 on social media or in the private “eduninja30” Facebook group to inspire others.

Each week I’ll post one video sharing 4 exercises to add to your cardio routine. Please download the Tabata Pro Timer.

Level 1: Stay committed to your fun movement goals. Could you try one new exercise from the EduNinja Challenge weekly video?

Level 2: Could you add 1-2 sets of the EduNinja Challenge weekly exercises to your cardio days?

Level 3: Could you add 2-3 sets of the EduNinja Challenge weekly exercises added to your cardio days?

If you are looking for a way to hold yourself more accountable in reaching your goals, getting the daily workout, trying new brain breaks, gathering kinesthetic lesson ideas, getting nutrition and mindfulness tools, and making better daily food choices, then please join us on Facebook at EduNinja30. We’re better together, so let’s do this! Together we can inspire healthy students, teachers, principals, and superintendents across the country.

Twitter: jennifer_burdis
Facebook: “eduninja30” private group (ask to join)
Instagram: eduninja30 or jenniferburdis
Website: eduninja.net
Sincerely,
Jen Burdis

 

 

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