Being healthy doesn’t just mean eating healthy foods and drinking lots of water. It also means having a healthy mindset. This is especially important since you have just started a new school year.
Every grade school student can use this checklist. It will help you feel your best, inside and out! And don’t worry … this list looks like a long one, but everything is really “do-able” starting right now.
Catch some zzzzzs!
You hear it all the time … “get plenty of sleep.” And it’s true! In fact, kids your age should get about 10 hours of sleep every night!
Choose a bedtime routine.
Try something like (1) turn off electronics two hours before bedtime. (2) brush your teeth, (3) change into pajamas, (4) read a book, and (5) lights out at about the same time every night. Wake up at the same time every day (even weekends!). Your body works better when it stays in a routine.
Race to the school bus … literally!
Keep in touch with friends and make new ones!
It sounds silly, but just being excited about life will help you feel good!
Do whatever you enjoy … walk, play tag, ride your bike, jump rope. Any form of MOVEment gets your blood pumping, your heart exercising, and your mind focusing.