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Health Tips For Smart Kids

Wellness Initiative

Gaurav Sethi

on 9 August 2014

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Transcript of Health Tips For Smart Kids

It's more than just being clean..
Having proper hygiene keeps you from getting sick.
Hygiene is beneficial for two reasons:
When you think of hygiene, you think of being clean, right?
Health Tips
For Smart Kids!

It keeps you safe from illness & disease.
It helps people feel good about themselves & their bodies.
In our society today, being clean is a very important issue
Having poor hygiene is frowned upon. & seen as unacceptable &unhealthy.
Ways of obtaining proper hygiene:
Bathe regularly.
Be sure to wash your body &hair often.
Trim your nails.
Keeping your finger &toenails trimmed &in good shape will prevent problems such as:
infected nail beds
& transmission of gi infections.
FACT: Feet that are clean &dry are less likely to contract athlete’s foot.
Brush &floss your teeth.
Your teeth should be brushed after every meal. If that isn’t manageable, you should at least, brush your teeth twice a day, & floss daily.
Flossing helps maintain strong, healthy gums.
& Brushing your teeth, helps prevent tooth decay & gum disease.
To maintain a healthy smile, visit the dentist at six-month intervals for checkups & cleanings.
Wash your hands.
Wash your hands before eating food.
After using the bathroom.
After coughing or sneezing
& after handling garbage.
Doing so, goes a long way toward preventing the spread of bacteria &viruses.
Sleep tight.
Get plenty of rest, 8 to 10 hours a night.
Consequences of Bad Hygiene:
Body Odor.
Bad Breath.
General Disease.
Bacteria thrive in unwashed sweat, over time their byproducts produce the smell commonly associated with body odor.
The stench may also come from poor bathroom habits
It commonly develops from not regularly brushing &flossing your teeth.
Bacteria thrive on particles of food that can stick to your teeth.
As the bacteria digest this food, their byproduct results in odor.
Hygiene practices, such as washing your hands, are proven to prevent disease.
Your hands are in constant contact with both the environment & your face, which is easy contact from the surface of an infected object or person to your nose or mouth.
Washing your hands helps to reduce your chance of contracting diseases such as the common cold, flu, hepatitis, typhoid.
There are 1440 minutes in every day...
Schedule 60 of them for physical activity.
Making Physical Activity
a Part of Your Life.
Information Overload
Physical Fitness
Drink Clean Water
Always drink water from a safe and reliable source.
Switch to low-fat milk
Foods to eat less often
Drink water instead of sugary drinks
Foods to eat more often
Avoid over-sized portions
Enjoy your food but eat less
Tips for a great diet
You become what you eat!
Do not eat in front of TV
Eat as a family or as a group
Eat only at meal times & recognized snack times
Healthy Rules
Outdoor activity= Physical fitness
15 - 20 min. sun exposure important
Exercise improves your fitness & energy levels
Increases self-confidence & happiness
Sports & exercise improve your heart health &
help keep your bones healthy.
Play that funky music & dance!
Get plenty of rest, 8-10 hours a night
Doing so ensures you are refreshed & ready to take on the day every morning
Lack of sleep can leave you feeling run down & mess up your body's natural defenses
Includes TV, computer, smartphone, gaming consoles, etc
Should be less than 1 hour
More time to be active. Also more time for HW!
Screen Time
It keeps you safe from illness & disease
It helps you feel good about yourself & your body
Commonly develops because of not brushing regularly
Bacteria thrive on particles of food stuck to your teeth
As the bacteria digest this food the byproducts result in odor
Hygienic practices such as washing hands prevents diseases
Sleep Tight
Over-weight & Obesity
Restlessness & Irritability
Low self-esteem & tiredness
Negative Consequences of poor nutrition & lack of physical activity
Eat Right, Exercise, Have Fun!
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