Hey everyone, it’s me Destiny Harris, your Lugoff-Elgin intern. This week we talked about stress. We had a special guest named Tina Stokes Griggs from the The ALPHA Behavioral Health Center. Ms. Griggs was awesome…she gave us some great tips on ways to relieve stress and how to recognize stress. We talked about things that stress people out such as school, work, and relationships. Ms.Griggs explained to us that not all stress is bad. In fact, stress can help build us. For example, I hate public speaking. It is a fear of mine that always stresses me out. However, it is something that improves my social skills. We also learned about how stress can affect a person. An example of this would be someone stressing over a test and not getting enough rest…then they end up not having clear a mind to pass the test. Ms. Griggs helped us create glitter jars and also did a guided meditation that left Seth and I drooling🤤 on her blankets.
I also want to give a shout out to Ms. Melia Campolong for giving us the best water aerobic lesson at the Kershaw County Parks & Recreation DepartmentAquatic Center. Ms.Campolong guided us through water aerobics and how it impacts different parts of the body. We used different equipment in the pool such as buoys, noodles, and water weights. I liked the water aerobics because it’s something that everyone can do. This week was very empowering because I got to learn new things. Thanks Ms. Campolong and Ms.Griggs for giving me new ideas to improve my health.

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