Resources

REST Resources

 

On beginning a personal mindfulness practice:

 

EAT Resources

  • Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen lists the produce items that you should try to buy organic (due to pesticide levels) and the items that don’t have many pesticides so you can buy those non-organic
  • Find a local CSA farm and sign up here.
  • Chop Chop Magazine inspiring and encouraging kids to cook with whole foods. 
  • Did you know that Willy Street Co-op offers cooking classes?  Check them out here.  

 

MOVE Resources

Need ideas to give the kids movement breaks?  Check out these resources:

  • Brain breaks specifically for testing are on the bottom of this page.
  • Go Noodle has videos for kids to follow
  • The “Jammin’ Minute” also has videos for students to follow along with. 
  • Do a YouTube search for “classroom breaks” or “brain breaks” or “me moves”.
  • See this website (the password is “Snowball”) for videos of brain break activities.

Helpful information from our MCPASD OT/PT Department:

Movement for kids and adults:

 

Apps for Wellness

Here are some apps you may try to improve your wellness:

  • Calm.com is a simple mindfulness meditation app that can be used to bring peace.  It’s free and offers a beautiful image on screen and relaxing music. 
  • Happify: How you feel matters.  Whether you’re feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or you’re dealing with constant negative thoughts, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to take control of your well being.  
  • Stop, Breathe, and Think: With this app, you can develop and apply kindness and compassion in your daily life through a process called STOP, BREATHE & THINK.
  • Insight Timer
  • Mindfulness Training: Start your journey to a more relaxed and healthier state of mind with The Mindfulness App. Whether you are just starting out or experienced in meditation, The Mindfulness App will help you to become more present in your daily life.
  • Sworkit provides you with Personalized Video Workouts.  Choose from strength, cardio, yoga or stretching.  Select any time from 5 to 60 minutes.
  • Environmental Working Group Healthy living just got easier.  Ratings for more than 120,000 food and personal care products, at your fingertips.  Scan products to get immediate research information.
  • Charity Miles is a great way to get exercise while giving back 
  • Walk for a Dog– Support your favorite animal organization just by walking your dog.