WELLNESS MESSAGE FROM COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACADEMY

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There are many areas of health that we should focus on: Physical, Emotional, Mental, Social, Spiritual, Financial, and Environmental Health.  In order for a person to be truly healthy, every area needs attention.

Today, we will focus on physical health. To ensure that you and your family are physically healthy, you must take care of your bodies.  Get plenty of sleep every night, drink enough water, eat healthy food, get some sort of physical activity every day.  You can go for a family day at the park, go on a bike ride, go for a hike.

The possibilities are endless.  To help you get a good night’s sleep, create an evening routine that you will be able to keep turning off all electronic devices at least 1 hour before bed.

Doing this will help your mind relax and prepare you for good quality sleep.  Did you know that most people walk around chronically dehydrated and don’t even know about it?  You must ensure that you drink enough water to sustain your body, which is actually made up of 75% water! Drinking water goes hand-in-hand with eating healthy food to ensure optimal physical health.

Everyone needs to eat a balanced diet that is full of vegetables and fruit.  Fruit and vegetables have lots of fiber to help keep your digestive system healthy.  You should also eat enough protein and complex carbohydrates to keep up your muscle tone and energy levels for your day.  Everything you put into your body has a reaction in your body, so why not feed it properly to ensure positive reactions?  Of course there is a time for treats and sweets, but try to save those for special occasions and celebrations.

My hope is that if you follow these simple steps to better physical health, we will have less chances of students, staff members, and families getting sick.  Take care of your health and families.

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Larissa Gonchar

Larissa Gonchar, COA Elementary School Principal outreachacademy.org

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