Students learn healthy living from former Lions quarterback

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Ross Beatty High School held Ranger Wellness Day on Monday.

Throughout the day, students were able to participate in hands-on activities, promoting healthy lifestyles.

They were able to take popular exercise classes like dance fitness and Zumba. Some even completed a marine style obstacle course.

Others got the chance to learn how to prepare healthy and low calorie meals.

One session even covered mental health, depression and bullying.

It was hosted by former Detroit Lions quarterback, Eric Hipple, who lost his son to suicide, and suffered from the condition himself.

Students say his speech hit close to home. .

“It's always a big issue,” said Senior Beatty High School student Kevin Hatcher. “People end up doing things to themselves that they normally wouldn't do because of what people say and do to them."

"Our thing is, if we can get a kid to choose or make one good decision, we hope that it leads to other good decisions,” said Vice Principal Hiawatha Francisco. “We have people talking about healthy relationships, heart health…that the things you do when you're younger can weigh heavy on you later in life and now is the time to start making those changes."

Hipple will also address a crowd of parents Monday night at 6:30 p.m.

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