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PHYSICAL WELLBEING

Understanding our Body

Physical wellbeing is about how we look after our bodies. It includes the exercise that we do, the food that we eat, and generally being able to maintain a healthy quality of life. In this section, we will discuss important aspects of maintaining our physical wellbeing.

 

4 EASY STEPS TO STAYING HEALTHY

 
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EAT 

Make sure you try to have 3 square meals a day, breakfast is incredibly important as it sets you up for the day.

Having a balanced diet is a nice and easy way to look after yourself.

*REMEMBER* a balanced diet does not mean that you need to cut out all foods high in sugar, everything in moderation is really important. 


(Follow the link below for a playlist of videos that will help us understand why we need each of the different food groups!)

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Over lockdown, physical exercise may have taken a back seat in many people's lives, at the start, there were even restrictions on how much physical exercise we could participate in outside of the house. Even now, sports groups are only just starting to get back up and running. But it is still going to be very different for a while and that is something that might be quite difficult to deal with. Returning to a sport or club can be quite a challenging step after having so much time away and we need to make sure that our body is ready for that.


Taking part in a proper warm up and cool down has always been extremely important as it allows us to properly prepare our bodies for physical exercise, and it warms up our muscles, this can prevent us from injury. Over lockdown there is a chance that you haven't been completing the same amount of exercise or to the same level and that is okay, but it is something that we need to think about when getting back into sport. Our return needs to be gradual to allow our body to readjust. It's okay if you have maybe forgotten some of the skills or you get tired more quickly, that can happen when we have a big break from sport. The most important thing is that you ask for help and keep trying your best. Your coach or teacher is there to help you so don't be worried to ask for help.