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Participating in physical activity can help relieve stress and improve their overall performance in the classroom.

Staples students should have the option for additional exercise throughout the school day

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor January 4, 2024

When I was in elementary school, recess was always my favorite part of the day. It was the time when all of my friends and I could get a break from the classroom and play soccer as if we were playing in...

PE offers many activities, but not everyone enjoys all of them. There are some activities students would want to do more often, some they don’t want to do at all and some that havent even been done yet. However, for the most part, PE is limited to the activities specific to whatever course we are required to take.

PE class requires more opportunities

Lily Hultgren '25, Paper Features Editor September 16, 2022

It’s a groggy Monday morning when I walk into the school gymnasium with a leaping pulse even though we haven’t even started exercising yet. I attempt to take deep breaths to prepare myself for the...

I participated in an archery unit during my Junior Mind & Physical Performance class.

Archery in P.E. classes proves to be beneficial

Meg Enquist ’23, Assistant Business Manager December 13, 2021

During P.E. class, students often expect to engage in a variety of activities that require a significant amount of physical movement. As I entered my first Junior Mind & Physical Performance class,...

Keep fit at home to stay healthy

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Arts Editor May 14, 2020

Remaining inside for an extensive time period can pose a significant threat to maintaining one’s physical and mental health. Despite the obvious challenges like gym and health club closings, staying...

P.E. class records their stress level in mindfulness activity tracker.

Mindfulness curriculum garners positive response from students, teachers

Allison Gillman '23 and Maya Hruskar '23 March 10, 2020

Close your eyes. Relax your muscles. Soften your mind. Focus on your breath, noticing how it enters and leaves your body. Envision yourself in a calm, peaceful, quiet place, such as a beach or the countryside,...

Staples sophomores (from left) Layla Bloomingdale, Karina Murray and Chloe Murray warm-up for their volleyball practice that is over two hours every day. After their workout, they must go home to do hours of homework.

Student-athletes sentenced to three years of gym class

Abbie Goldstein '22 October 14, 2019

Twenty-four hours: to learn, practice, eat, sleep. It’s not enough time. After student-athletes’ intense practice or games, they race the clock to finish the mountain of homework waiting for them,...

New Club Pilates studio hopes to impact Westport Community

New Club Pilates studio hopes to impact Westport Community

September 24, 2018

By Marlo Von der Ahe ’20

Brain Rules, a New York Times bestseller written by John Medina

Exercising our way to better brain functioning

Olivia Foster, Staff Writer March 29, 2016

A hushed audience filled the auditorium this past Wednesday night, as John Medina, molecular biologist, research consultant, and father of two boys, began to speak about the importance of one thing we...

Exercise replaces regular prescriptions

Exercise replaces regular prescriptions

Hannah Bjorkman, Staff Writer March 22, 2016

We’ve all heard it. Exercise is the key to longevity. But now it seems doctors are starting to think it’s the key to helping many more pressing issues, and they are going as far as prescribing it....

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