Stephanie Fraley, community outreach coordinator for Bothwell Regional Health Center, last week provided Smith-Cotton High School summer school students with knowledge about nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyles.
Many of the students in teacher Bob Satnan’s Personal Finance class had listed health and fitness issues on their goals checklists, so he asked Fraley to help the students better understand how to achieve their goals. She discussed ways to maintain a healthy weight, how to read nutrition labels on packaged foods and the value of consistent exercise including strength training.
One of the points that resonated most with the students was a discussion of the impact of drinking soda. Drinking two sodas per day means a person consumes five gallons over the course of a month. The 8,400 calories and equivalent of five pounds of sugar can result in weight gain of 2.4 pounds over those 30 days.
The students asked questions about proper exercise techniques, how to start a running regimen and nutrition tips.
Fraley closed with a reminder that “you can’t out-exercise a bad diet.”
Release courtesy of Sedalia School District 200