Personal Health & Wellness
Personal Health and Wellness
Welcome to our second module, Personal Health and Wellness!
Now that we’ve learned what nutrition is and how to cook and store foods, we are going to move into personal health and wellness. The reason we looked at food first is because what we put into our body, how we treat our body, mind and soul have an impact on our wellness. We hope these sessions will help you understand those connections and how to make changes to improve your mental and physical health.
Challenge #1: Food and Exercise
Food and exercise. How do they impact our physical and mental health? This challenge will focus on those areas and ask you to consider how you are treating your body.
Challenge #2: Personal Hygiene
When discussing personal health and wellness, one aspect that needs to be addressed is personal hygiene. Without ensuring that our bodies and the things we use everyday are clean, we open ourselves up to a wide variety of illness and infection, and even difficulties with social relationships. In this challenge we will explore personal hygiene and challenge you to question your own hygiene routine.
Challenge #2: Mental Health
One significant part of personal health and wellness, is dealing with how our brains are feeling. Over the past few years, mental health has become something that is being talked about more and more as people realise the significant impact that mental health plays on our well-being. While there are many types of mental health, this section will focus on anxiety and depression.
Please, if you or someone you now is struggling with their mental health, reach out to someone; a caregiver, your worker, a friend, a doctor or Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.
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Challenge #3: Self Care
I recently read a quote that really spoke to me about self care, “Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s essential. No one will put you first the way you put yourself first. Your health is and always should be a non-negotiable”. Whoa. That makes a lot of sense.
In this session we will explore different methods of self care and you will notice that we each have our own ways of taking care of ourselves. Our hope is that we will prompt you to explore what helps you take care of your own health.