Fit Together in Action November News
Vogel Wetmore Plans for Hydroponic Tower Garden
Vogel Wetmore School is excited to enhance their school garden with the addition of a hydroponic garden tower. As one of Fit Together’s fall mini grant awardees this year-round garden will travel from classroom to classroom incorporating hands on learning both about science and about healthy foods. Peter Michaelson the school principal added “as a community partner with Fit Together 5210, this project will help us support healthy eating choices for our student and families as well as our staff.”
Torrington Middle School Community Fitness Trail Complete
This multi-year, multi-phase fitness trail was made possible by grant funding from Fit Together, Robert Rosenheim Foundation, Walmart and Supreme Industries along with a lot muscle and sweat from TMS staff and community members. Check out these 15 cool fitness elements focusing on both aerobic and strength exercises as well as flexibility and balance.
For more information about becoming a Fit Together 5210 partner, contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staying Active in Winter
Don’t let colder temperatures and shorter days discourage you – winter fitness can be great fun! Outdoor exercise helps boost immunity during cold & flu season and exposure to sunlight can improve mood and provide Vitamin D.
- Winter hiking, snowshoeing & cross country skiing. Check out the CT DEEP website.
- Walking or running when conditions allow – don’t forget a hat & gloves, even if it’s a nice day.
- You can’t grow up in New England and not go sledding. Try- Major Besse Park or Topsmead State Park fun for all ages!
There’s also ice skating, ice fishing, and even winter camping if you’re truly adventurous. Stay warm, stay safe and enjoy the beauty of the winter season.
Work Place Wellness
DYK? Brain health and chronic disease are connected. Being physically active and eating well are just two ways to help improve brain health. Here are more steps you can take for a healthy body and healthier brain.
Check out these tips Physical Activity and Brain Health and Chronic Disease and Brain Health
Tired of having plain old turkey sandwiches for days? Check out these new recipes to help use up some of your Turkey day leftovers.
Curry-Cashew Turkey Salad Sandwiches