PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended the Covid-19 lockdown to May 3 in India and students are now ready for another long wait before schools have any chance of re-opening. This calls for paying attention to the fitness of students who are stuck at home.
And CBSE has noted the problem and come up with free live fitness classes for its students available on social media channels with the aim of helping students “cultivate a sustainable and active lifestyle right from their younger days.”
Keeping this in mind, CBSE and the Fit India Mission have collaborated to provide live sessions by experts covering a range of topics for holistic well-being of school going children, which will include simple actionable tips around Basic Exercises, Nutrition, Yoga & Meditation, boosting immunity etc.
These CBSE fitness classes will be available to everyone LIVE on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram daily at 9:30 am starting from April 15.
Students can access the CBSE LIVE fitness classes on the following channels:
Youtube: Fit India Movement
Why do students need fitness classes now?
When youngsters are forced to be at home for such long periods, it can damage their health both physical and mental. Healthy and active bodies produce active minds.
“As many schools have already initiated online/virtual classes for students, it is equally important to invest in their overall physical, emotional and mental well-being at home during this period,” stated the CBSE notification.
“Research shows that doing exercise influences the release and uptake of feel-good chemicals called endorphins in the brain. Even a short burst of 10 minutes physical activities positively increases mental alertness, energy and mood,” it said.
Videos can be downloaded for later use
These CBSE fitness class videos will be available to download for later use as well.
All CBSE schools have been asked to circulate the information regarding the fitness classes to all students, parents and teachers.