Health is defined by the World Health Organization as, “the state of optimal well-being,” (Caton, P.1). A student can only maintain optimal well-being if he or she has a balanced physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual life (Caton, P.1). All of these can be balanced with the aid of a Physical Fitness Center at the Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences (Caton, P.1). Students can improve their physique using the fitness equipment available now in addition to the proposed swimming pool and indoor track. Emotionally, students can release their anger through weight lifting activities or while running and swimming, transforming it to joy (Caton, P.1). Mentally, students can improve their attitude and work ethic (Caton, P.1). Spiritually, students can prove to themselves that their hard work will pay off (Caton, P.1).
One proposed addition to current fitness offerings is a two- hundred meter track in order to off...
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... even those of the nation. Aside from that, each and every student that would utilize this building and its contents will have the opportunity to better themselves.
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