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9 Free Physical Fitness Month Posters for Schools

Physical fitness month posters for schools

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month runs each year throughout May. In Canada, National Health and Fitness Day is celebrated on the first Saturday in June, each year. There are lots of online resources with exercises for students, yet we wanted to keep it interesting. Our creative team came up with a unique set of 9 FREE posters for Physical Fitness Month. Download the fun, kid-friendly poster set to help inspire and intrigue students to be physically active. They can use these along with other exercises and learn interesting new ways to move the whole body. Read on to learn more.


Download the entire collection of FREE Physical Fitness Month posters!

- 4 Unique Exercises

- 4 Fascinating Fun Facts About The Body

- 1 Encouragement Poster

- 2 layouts: Portrait and Landscape for maximum sharing

- Available in both JPEG and high-resolution PDF formats

Download The Physical Fitness Month Poster Set


Our aim is to provide inspiration for teachers throughout National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. With many K12 schools now offering remote learning or hybrid learning models, the increase of students’ time on computer devices is staggering.  While we are not fitness experts, we are a remote company and understand how important it is to balance online work with healthy movement habits.

 

Remote Learning Can Challenge Physical Activity

Getting physically active is extremely important for K12 students. Most health authorities recommend at least 60 mins of physical activity for school-aged students every day. Most children are likely getting enough physical activity under normal circumstances, but in the past year, things have changed. Whereas many students typically walk to school, enjoy outdoor activities at recess time, and engage in extracurricular activities, those options have been significantly limited or discontinued for the foreseeable future.

The onset of the global pandemic and the resulting “shelter-in-place” orders or lockdowns have sparked the sharp rise in remote learning. This means that many kids are getting even more screen time than they were pre-pandemic.

 

While there are lots of online resources with exercises for kids, our team wanted to create a Physical Fitness Month poster set that’s a little bit different. We designed a unique series that aims to share fun, fascinating facts that keep kids engaged. And at the same time, we wanted to give kids some easy exercises that students of all ages can use to help counteract the effects of extended screen time in distance learning. The set will literally let you move your body from head to toe! Let’s take a look at what’s included.

Download The Physical Fitness Month Poster Set

 

Exercise Your Eyes Poster

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Eye health is especially important - particularly when you are working to reduce the impacts of too much screen time. But did you know that you can actually exercise your eyes? Yes, you can. This poster shares a simple yet effective exercise that can relax the eye muscles and give the eyes a much-needed break.

DOWNLOAD THE EYE EXERCISE POSTER

 

Fun Fact Poster: Eyes

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Spoiler Alert: Our eyes are pretty amazing! The A human eye can differentiate approximately 10 million different colors! How’s that for detail? Share this fun fact with the Kindergarteners at your school and watch their eyes go wide.👀

DOWNLOAD THE FUN FACT POSTER

 

Box Breathing Poster

box-breathing-landscape

Moving down the body, we come to the all-important air filtration system - the lungs. Getting fresh air and breathing deeply is a key part of physical health and this exercise is great to give your lungs a stretch. Did you know that deep breathing also fosters mental wellness too? Breathing exercises like this can help reduce stress and induce calmness. Try doing this while walking outdoors. If that’s not possible, try it near an open window or the closest source of fresh air.

DOWNLOAD THE BOX BREATHING POSTER

 

Fun Fact Poster: Lungs

Lungs are a truly fascinating body part. This poster shares the fact that humans take about 20,000 breaths each day! That’s a lot of breathing. Another fascinating fact to share with students is that if it were possible to fully expand the lungs out to their maximum size, they would take up the space of a tennis court!

DOWNLOAD THE FUN FACT POSTER

 

Finger Lifts Exercise Poster

finger-lifts-portrait

When students have been online, typing and texting all day, this exercise can help to relieve fingers. It can also be a fun “mental break” activity! Who knew that these four simple steps would require such focus and concentration. After a few rounds, it becomes almost rhythmic. We have had some fun with this one on our zoom meetings!


Download the entire collection of FREE Physical Fitness Month posters!

- 4 Unique Exercises

- 4 Fascinating Fun Facts About The Body

- 1 Encouragement Poster

- 2 layouts: Portrait and Landscape for maximum sharing

- Available in both JPEG and high-resolution PDF formats

Download The Physical Fitness Month Poster Set


Fun Fact Poster: Fingers

Did you know that fingers do not really contain muscles? The muscles that control the fingers are actually in the palms and forearms. This one can be hard to believe when the hand cramps show up after a long day of typing!

DOWNLOAD THE FUN FACT POSTER

 

Big Toe Press Exercise Poster

When was the last time you exercised your toes? This exercise is a fun one to do while sitting at your desk! This simple, two-step exercise actually requires concentration, and you’ll definitely feel it. Of course, it’s ideal to get the commonly recommended 8,000 - 10,000 steps per day. If that isn't possible, make sure you keep this poster nearby to remind you to keep your feet engaged, as often as you can.

DOWNLOAD THE TOE EXERCISE POSTER

 

Fun Fact Poster: Toes

Did you know that feet are amazing indicators of our overall health? It’s really important to take care of them. They contain 26 bones, 33 joints and around 250,000 sweat glads in both feet. Having over 8000 nerve endings explains why feet are so ticklish!

DOWNLOAD THE FUN FACT POSTER

 

Motivational Message Poster

motivation-landscape

Keeping students motivated can sometimes be a challenge, especially when they are doing remote learning. This poster was included in the set to help remind kids that all movement counts! Teachers can use this to encourage discipline and healthy habits that will lead to a healthy lifestyle over time.


Download the entire collection of FREE Physical Fitness Month posters!

- 4 Unique Exercises

- 4 Fascinating Fun Facts About The Body

- 1 Encouragement Poster

- 2 layouts: Portrait and Landscape for maximum sharing

- Available in both JPEG and high-resolution PDF formats

Download The Physical Fitness Month Poster Set


Note: The research and writing for this post was powered by several stretch breaks, 20 rounds* of eye exercises and at least 40 rounds* of box breathing (*approximate measures only)

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