10th Grade Student Distributing Handbook For Fitness To Government School Children During Covid Times

(Newswire Online) Due to academic pressures, TV, and smartphones, about 80% of the children between the ages of 11 & 17 aren’t exercising the WHO-recommended 60 minutes every day. With COVID-19, the situation has gotten worse and most children are unable to play and exercise safely for weeks. Some parents are able to organize Zoom-based classes at homes, however, most government school children do not have access to devices/internet and are unable to receive academic or physical education.

10th grade student distributing book for fitness
10th-grade student distributing book for fitness

During the summer holidays, Vedanth Nandivada created a Handbook for children to do simple exercises at home without any equipment. This handbook is a step-by-step guide for children to stay fit while staying at home. This book is available in 3 languages – English, Kannada, and Telugu. With support from various NGOs, over 1500 copies have been distributed to government school children and orphanages in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. “The Fitness Handbook For Children: A Step-by-Step Guide For Fitness At Home” is also available as an ebook on Kindle Unlimited for free and as a paperback for purchase on Amazon.

Vedanth is a 10th-grade student at TISB, and is passionate about athletics and fitness. He wants to make a small difference in the lives of government school children in India by inculcating lasting habits of health and fitness.

10th grade student distributing Handbook
10th-grade student distributing Handbook

“This handbook teaches you how to do simple exercises to stay fit at your home without the need of any physical equipment. I recommend all children to pursue some form of exercises like the ones in this book. This is a great way for kids to get into fitness in the current pandemic” said Vedanth’s coach Vinod Kumar, India’s Decathlete and CEO/Founder at Startline and CTO at upUgo

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