Mr Austin talks about the symbiotic relationship between our mental and physical health and how they are so intertwined.
Why is this important?
- Physical activity plays an important part in our mental well-being. To be good for us exercise not all exercise needs to be high intensity.
- A balanced diet gives us more energy, controls our weigh and boosts our immune system.
- Staying hydrated is good for our body and aids concentration and diet.
- Studies show that sufficient, regular sleep aids attention, behaviour, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health.
- Walk to school rather than drive/get the bus (if you do this with someone you can connect at the same time).
- Go outside and take a walk at break/lunchtime.
- Get off the bus one stop earlier than usual and walk the final part of your journey to school.
- Organise to do something active with your friends e.g. Have a kick-about in a local park.
- Do some ‘easy exercise’, like stretching, before you leave for school in the morning.
- Build in exercise into your weekly routines, so that it becomes habit – perhaps Joe Wicks for 5/10/30 minutes, three times a week. There are all sorts of online videos to follow or Apps to help you exercise.
- What do you eat on a daily/weekly basis?
- Carry a bottle of water with you and drink regularly throughout the day.
- How many hours sleep do you usually get?
- How do you build in time when you DON’T look at electronic devices? Are they in the room when you go to sleep? Turned off?
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