Adding “Community” Into Wellness More Than Ever
Adding “Community” Into Wellness, More Than Ever
phones. Too much screen time in a day can lead to more calories eaten, poor grades, and trouble sleeping. A helpful tidbit is to use a timer to avoid quarrels as to how much time has elapsed. 1 hour of physical activity or more per day Being active for a minimum of one hour a day is one of the best things a child can do to boost endorphins and improve their overall health. Staying active also keeps you healthy, makes you stronger, improves your flexibility and makes your heart happy. Ideas to help your child become more active: Try to make activities that are fun Provide space and time for physical activities Be active as a family. Consider skating, hiking, biking, swimming, trips to the zoo or park, roller skating, miniature golf or anything else that can be enjoyed together Involve children in household activities such as car washing, dog walking, lawn mowing, or other active household chores 0 sugary beverages per day One of the major contributors to the childhood obesity epidemic is the overconsumption of sugary drinks. Drinking sugary drinks may lead to an increased risk of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and not to mention, cavities. Your body needs six to eight glasses of water a day. It is essential to
support digestion, circulation, the transportation of nutrients and the maintenance of body temperature, among other bodily functions. Adding fruits and herbs to your hot or cold water is a great way to incorporate some refreshing flavors. Here are some fresh ideas to try: blackberries + mint chopped apples + a cinnamon stick pear slices + a drop of vanilla extract Although the program is mainly taught in the schools, students are encouraged to take this information home and have their guardians and family members participate with them. Even adults can take the overarching principles of the “5-2-1-0 Let’s Go” program and start using them in their everyday life. raspberries + cucumber strawberries + fresh basil Along with the “5-2-1-0 Let’s Go” program, the Community Wellness team runs a variety of impressive after-school programs to educate girls on the importance of health with one of them being “Girls on the Run.” Health and Wellness Advocate Alex Truance expressed, “Girls On The Run is an eight-week youth engagement program for 3rd-5th grade girls. Even though we work up to doing a 5k at the end of the season, it’s not a program just about running. We teach a
Alex Truance and Camille Parmenter, both Wellness Advocates at Scheurer Health, teach a lesson to the Caseville 3rd Grade class during the “5-2-1-0, Let’s Go!” program.
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