Students were energized by reaching goals and will now be able to make healthier decisions in the future. We hope to make this an annual event and include even more students next year to continue to spread wellness throughout Evansville and beyond.
Evansville, IN (PRWEB) May 14, 2012
ProRehab and the University Of Evansville Aces Men’s Soccer Team teamed up to address childhood health and wellness at the local level with the HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS program. The successful program ran from February 1, 2012 to April 15, 2012 and helped 489 students in the Evansville area complete goals in eating healthier foods, exercising, and reading.
The HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS program is a by-product of the successful reading program, Score With The Aces, which is also the result of a collaborative effort between ProRehab and the University of Evansville. The HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS program fits into school wellness programming and creates a user-friendly approach for teaching healthy lifestyle strategies to elementary school students.
During the three-month-long program, students were rewarded for reaching daily goals that related to diet, exercise, and reading. Meeting specific goals offered unique prizes: members of the Aces visited the classroom to discuss good lifestyle habits; students received HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS t-shirts; and students were able to participate in healthy lifestyle activities with Aces players and staff at their respective schools.
“The first HEALTHY BODIES, HEALTHY MINDS program was met with resounding success!” states Andrea Baumann, ProRehab Physical Therapist and co-owner. “Students were energized by reaching goals and will now be able to make healthier decisions in the future. We hope to make this an annual event and include even more students next year to continue to spread wellness throughout Evansville and beyond.”
ProRehab is a private physical therapy practice with locations in Evansville, southwest Indiana and western Kentucky. Known for teaching and training physical therapists throughout the region, ProRehab physical therapists are proud that patients ask their doctors to send them to ProRehab for orthopaedic care. They deliver hands-on physical and occupational therapy based on the newest research to achieve the best results for patients with bad backs, achy joints, wounded hands, and sports and work injuries. Along the way, the ProRehab family has fun and makes friends with their patients; patients are actually sad to leave after their treatment is over! Find ProRehab on Facebook, @ProRehab on Twitter, and FourSquare.