Fitness expert Karl Henry lauches wellbeing week in Kildare town

Physical, emotional and mental health

Paula Campbell

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Fitness expert Karl Henry lauches wellbeing week in Kildare town

Karl Henry

Fitness expert Karl Henry launched well being week at Kildare Town Community School (KTCS) on Wednesday, February 27.

The TV fitness expert got students and staff involved in some fitness and circuit training at the launch of the week which highlighted wellbeing including physical, emotional and mental health.

“Wellbeing week kicked off in great style at KTCS with the arrival of personal trainer and exercise guru Karl Henry,” said organiser and guidance counsellor Liz Urell.

“Karl did a fitness and wellbeing session with junior and senior cycle students who dressed in sports wear for the day.

“He also gave a talk on the importance of diet, stressing the importance of eating protein to repair muscle after exercise and cutting out fizzy and power drinks.
He spoke of the importance of getting enough sleep saying how elite rugby players get up to 12 hours sleep at night prior to a match. Students did some exercise and took their pulse before and after.”

Physical, mental, emotional health are all part the week with spot prizes and fun activities for all.

Winners of the plank test were signed up for a prize to be delivered at a later date. There was a great buzz in the school and all students felt the benefit of exercising and learning how to improve their lifestyles.

Sports activities took place all week in order to promote activity with circuit training, soccer and dance activities available for all students. Funky sock day was held on Wednesday to raise awareness for positive self esteem and mental health.