Sharrer encourages fitness during quarantine

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LRHS HOPE teacher Maggie Sharrer urges all Mustangs to stay fit.

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Since the start of eLearning, LRHS Health Opportunities Through Physical Education (HOPE) teacher and District Wellness Adviser Maggie Sharrer has been sharing ways her students can stay active while at home.  

By adding a specific folder on Schoology and other online platforms, she has provided a multitude of helpful tips and goals for her students. 

Sharrer acknowledges the physical and emotional strain staying at home has put on not just her students, but everyone. 

“We are all experiencing the effects of this virus. In order to help balance out our mental and emotional health, we should be recognizing what make us feel better,” Sharrer said. “One of those things I can guarantee is movement, structured or otherwise.” 

She emphasizes the importance of taking care of one’s self and staying active throughout this time. 

Sharrer said, “Physical activity has proven to reduce the risk of health problems, improve cognitive brain functioning, memory, and attention. 

Additionally, it can result in improvements in energy and mood as well as reduction in stress, which Sharrer thinks is especially important in this chaotic time. 

In the future, the fitness coach stated she would like to expand her platform on other forms of media such as Instagram or Snapchat, so everyone can enjoy her advice. 

A lot of my students have been very active participants outside of my class and many of them shared the #see10do10 pushup challenge on Instagram and other forms of media,” Sharrer said. 

Anyone who would like to learn more about Sharrer’s efforts can contact her at felixm@manateeschool.net. 

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