I have revised my mission statement, and wanted to share it with you:
My Never Leave The Playground© is a program of activities that stimulates the growth of the brain and body by specific training of the hands and feet. My method has two main goals: to promote good health and to have fun.
People believe exercise is strenuous but my method is neither arduous nor boring. Instead, I focus on movements and games, many similar to those children play on the playground. I begin with simple movements, which progress to more complex challenges for the brain and body. For example, I train left and right, hands and feet, to manipulate large and small objects with increasing precision. The movements I teach promote balance and dexterity which prevent falls and increase eye- hand coordination. The activities in the method develop the large and small muscle groups and foster stability and physical coordination.
Every cell in the body is affected by movement. The brain improves as we use our muscles, which, in turn grow, with use. Scientific studies show that physical movement is the single most important thing to do to be physically healthier and smarter, regardless of age. Movement training can prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Neural pathways open and increase throughout our lives as we learn new activities.
I am available to share with your organization or group the Never Leave The Playground© program. The program is for all ages, from 6 to 106. We are more playful, creative, healthier and mentally sharper if we never leave the playground.
Warmly Stephen Jepson
By: Stephen Jepson