Published on April 11th, 2017 |
by John Cote
AED Helps Students Manage Stress
Alpha Epsilon Delta, the Pre-Health honor society hosted a de-stressing event for students on Mr. George’s Green. The event included yoga, snacks, making stress balls and twister!
With finals and dead week approaching, students got creative with ways to destress with Alpha Epsilon Delta, the Pre-Health honor society.
The activities started off with crafting homemade stress balls with flour, water bottles, and balloons.
Students poured the flour into a water bottle. They then placed the balloon on top of the bottle and poured the flour into the balloon without making a mess.
After making stress balls students enjoyed homemade protein snacks.
The snacks were made from peanut butter, peanuts and granola.
After the students enjoyed their snacks, they played with bubble wrap and a modified version of Twister.
The students put a spin on Twister by putting bubble wrap under the play mat, making every step that much more fun.
Students enjoyed the new version and thought it was a great way to destress.
"I loved the popping sound every time we moved," student Haley Seward said.
Those who weren’t playing Twister found their own way to relax.
"I am good at finding my own ways to relax," student Nick Carlino said (pictured above).
Some girls got creative and let out their stress with screaming.
"Sometimes you just need a good scream, you know, to get it all out," student Allie Lutz said.
Others did group yoga led by Lauren Harris.
Lauren has taught many group yoga classes in the past and thought this would help students destress.
"I like how it ended with yoga, it helped clear my mind," Seward said.
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This story was produced for COM 4300 News Media Projects. Any comments regarding this story can be directed to the course instructor, Beth Bradford (firstname.lastname@example.org).