WELLBEING- LESSON 3- 

3 WAYS TO PHYSICAL WELLBEING

PURPOSE: DEMONSTRATES THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING OTHER PEOPLE. TRUSTING OTHERS. THE IMPORTANCE OF WORKING TOGETHER, RATHER THAN AS A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS.

PURPOSE: DEMONSTRATES THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING OTHER PEOPLE. TRUSTING OTHERS. THE IMPORTANCE OF WORKING TOGETHER, RATHER THAN AS A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS.


PART 1- (5 MINUTES)

Rationale

  • there is a powerful mind-body connection through which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors can directly affect our health
  • psychological factors can play a major role in such illnesses as heart disease, and mind-body techniques can aid in their treatment (National Institute of Health, 2008)

Learning objectives

By the end of this lesson, learners should:

  • understand the link between exercise, sleep, nutrition and their wellbeing
  • make one commitment towards improving their exercise, sleep or nutrition.

 QUOTE TO PONDER

“If you had a million-dollar racehorse, would you let it stay up half the night, or eat junk food or skip exercise sessions?”

It’s fascinating that we would not treat an animal the way we sometimes treat our own bodies.
— http://www.creators.com/lifestylefeatures/inspiration/classic-zig-ziglar/the-million-dollar-racehorse.html

PART 2- (10 MINUTES)- WATCH AND DISCUSS

Everyone knows that working out is great for your health. Physical activity helps with weight loss, keeps your heart healthy and your blood pressure down. But did you know physical activity can also help with mental health?

DISCUSS: What are some of the psychological benefits that students have noticed that come from physical activity? (how do they feel mentally after physical activity?) In the video, it suggests we should exercise everyday. However, sometimes doing too much, too quickly can be a problem as well. It begins with starting something and building on it over time. Where do you get physical activity from each week (be sure to encourage conversation about movement activities of daily life, not just limited to sports training)?


PART 3- (10 MINUTES)- WATCH AND DISCUSS

Note that teenagers do require a little extra sleep than adults. In order to assist your sleep patterns, turn off any "blue screens" a couple of hours before bed. That means turn off those computers, laptops, phones to help your body and mind unwind.

CLASS TO DISCUSS: What strategies do you find effective in trying to unwind before bed? What things have you found make it hard for you to sleep?


PART 4- (10 MINUTES)- WATCH AND DISCUSS

Eating food should not be complicated . But it is. So are there simple rules we can follow when it comes to choosing what to eat? Yes there are.

EAT FOOD, NOT TOO MUCH. EAT MOSTLY PLANTS!

CLASS TO DISCUSS: Students are encouraged to share their favourite healthy meals with a partner or with the class.


PART 5- (10 MINUTES)

  • Students are to decide on one area (exercise, sleep or nutrition) that they would like to focus on improving over the next couple of weeks.
  • Students also record how they will improve in this area.

-What will you do? When?

  • Students are to use the habit loop process (as set out in workbooks) to record their commitment.