When students return to the classroom, some children will exercise for the first time since COVID-19 in March 2020.

“I think the best thing to keep in mind is that you don’t want to be rushed,” said Kayla Walsh, athletic director of Great Hearts Veritas.

Walsh said ABC15 students may have lost muscle during the pandemic.

“Since I knew I could do 50 push-ups last year, you won’t be able to do those 50 push-ups right now and use your arms tomorrow,” she said.

“It’s good to start with 10 pushups and get your muscles back where they were instead of just 100% killing your arms and being unable to move,” added Walsh.

Walsh also said ABC15 students and families should create a schedule.

“Make sure you stretch, exercise as much as you can, sleep every morning – it’s hard when you’re a student athlete because you’re trying to do a few hours of homework, go to school, you have.” a game … but you really have to have that nice balance where you’re academically (and) athletic, “added Walsh.

According to the CDC, student athletes and school athletes should get tested for COVID-19 if they aren’t vaccinated. It also depends on what sports they do.

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