Paying attention to physical wellbeing and lifestyle can have multiple benefits on our mental health and enhance our academic performance.
Despite our age, being physically active every day is important for our children's healthy growth and development. Physical activity guidelines for children (under 5 years) - NHS (www.nhs.uk)says for children under 5, 'activity of any intensity should be encouraged including light activities and physically energetic activities'. Active habits takes us a long way even in to our adulthood. As we get older, we may not be active as a child. However, some type of physical activity will help us all to be energetic, independent and vibrant. Good habits will remain with us and lead us to a good lifestyle.
Food & Body
Including 5 a day (a colourful selection of fruits and vegetables) in our diet as guided in the 'NHS Eat well Plate'is important. Healthy food with the correct portion size will not only help us grow but to obtain a healthy and strong mind to be focused. Food is at its best and contains more nutrients and fibre when they are fresh, unprocessed and unrefined. In addition, a healthy digital diet will help us balance our time we spend on staring at pixels with the limited time we spend with our children and loved ones in our personal life.
Our minds are similar to the muscles in our body. Mental wellbeing helps us to think straight and take good decisions.
Sleep & Rest
Our unexplained tiredness and sleep disorders can lead into much more severe physical problems. It could be physical, psychological or lifestyle causes. we should be brave to get right support at the right time for our Stresses, Emotional Shocks (for loss), Depression, Anxieties. Few small adaptations to our current lifestyle may increase the quality of our sleep and the rest we take. Tips to Improve Your Sleep - The Wellbeing Thesis gives some great tips to a steady sleep.
Connecting with our family and other people, being physically active, learning new skills, sharing, giving to people who do not have enough, being kind to others, being mindful, living in the present moment, setting realistic expectations, finding balance under pressure, knowing how and when to stop and take a break is important to maintain our mental health and wellbeing.