SAPS 81 – Why Counting To 3 is a BAD idea. Why Encouragement is better than Praise Sue In Conversation With Elaine Wyllie – from The Daily Mile – fighting obesity the simple way

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Show notes:

In this episode we discuss:

Why Counting To 3 is a BAD idea.

Why Encouragement is better than Praise

Plus ….

I am in conversation with Elaine Wyllie of ‘The Daily Mile’

You can hear the full interview with Elaine here

The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.

It is a profoundly simple but effective concept, which any primary or nursery school can implement completely free of charge and without the need for staff training. Its impact can be transformational – improving not only the children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing.

The Daily Mile is a social activity, wherein the children run or jog – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends. Children can occasionally walk to catch their breath, if necessary, but should aim to run or jog for the full 15 minutes.

Research has shown that The Daily Mile can even increase attainment in primary school, and parents have reported an increased interest in health and wellbeing from their children after they have started The Daily Mile.

Connect with ‘The Daily Mile’



Instagram: thedailymileuk

Twitter: @_thedailymile

Hashtag: The #DailyMile

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