Be Energised

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.

    Practical Strategies

    • 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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