Every tendu, every plié, every exercise you’re doing is working towards being better, or sharing more, or being more generous.
With top colleges holding applicants to higher standards than ever before, some parents and schools are pushing students to take on even more responsibilities — often at the expense of their sleep and free time. But according to a growing body of research, people learn better if they are given breaks during their day.
On Saturday afternoons at Skate 4185!, a free youth program at the City Heights La Maestra Foundation on Fairmount Ave, kids utilize their skateboarding prowess while participating in trash cleanups.
As I approach the third flight of stairs at my high school, I have to pause just to catch my breath. It’s embarrassing. That’s why I’m making my resolution to exercise in the New Year.