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Stress and Anger Release Techniques for Kids by Susan Kramer


1. Aerobic Activities for Stress Relief in School
2. Benefits of Practicing Quiet Time
3. Benefits of Yoga with Learning Disabilities
4. Benefits of Yoga with Mixed Ages and Abilities
5. Biking for Stress Relief
6. Conquering Stress and Anger with Meditation Ebook
7. Walking Off Angry Feelings
8. Instant Anger Release Method - Very Useful
9. Instant Stress Release Technique
10. Intermediate Quiet Time Session to Reduce Stress
11. Jogging as Stress Relief for Kids
12. Kids and Teens Moving for Stress Relief
13. Kids Learn to Replace a Stubborn Attitude
14. Kids Managing Anger with Good Habits
15. Meditation for ADHD and all Kids
16. Relaxation Response Exercises in the LD Classroom
17. Stress Relief Lesson for Preschoolers
18. Taking a Walk for Stress Reduction in School
19. Walking Away Stress with a Guided Meditation
20. Water Play and Swimming for Stress Reduction
21. When Anger in Kids Can Be Useful

11. Jogging as Stress Relief for Kids

The regular rhythm of steady jogging is a great way for kids to get some stress relief. And, as jogging doesn't have to be done with a perfect technique, it is suitable for kids of various abilities and learning disabilities, with help as needed. In fact, if a student feels inadequate academically, but excels in motor skills, his self esteem is fed.

At school, the inside border of the playground could be suitable to use as a jogging track if one is not outlined on the school playground. Some schools have an outside border of asphalt and that could be a choice for jogging.

Many schools have an annual jog-a-thon to raise money for school projects. This is about the tempo of jogging I recommend for kids to do as stress reduction. It certainly should not be racing speed. We're talking about getting some of the aerobic benefits of running without creating more stress in competition!

I recommend the first hundred yards be walking with arms swinging back and forth in opposition - that means when the right foot steps forward, the left hand and arm swing forward. And when the left foot steps forward, the right hand and arm swing forward.

After this period of walking warm up, the slightly faster pace of jogging can begin. I think of jogging as a slow run. The arms are in a different position then walking, though. For jogging the elbows are bent and the whole arm with bent elbow moves back and forth in opposition, in one unbroken piece from the shoulder.

The reason for jogging instead of walking is aerobic - fresh oxygen comes in and carbon dioxide leaves the body at a faster rate and more fully than while walking. During the period of jogging, the student has a chance to relax the mind and thoughts and choose to think pleasant thoughts. Just becoming energized from jogging is enough to relax both body and mind while re-energizing the body, once more.

Problems can bring a child down mentally, and jogging is one way to spend some time out of the classroom or away from homework to clear out cobwebs and sort out problems.

Article by Susan Kramer

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