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Webchat: Healthy Lifestyles 15.01.18 7:30-8pm

Join us for a chat from 7:30pm on Monday 15th January 2018.

What is a healthy lifestyle?  Do you want to improve your health?  Join us for a webchat on 15th January at 7:30pm on healthy lifestyles for advice and to ask any questions that you may have.  The chat will be at a later time to try and let more of you join in with the chat.

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Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 15 Jan 19:14

Join us in 15 minutes for tonight's webchat on healthy lifestyles and ask any questions that you might have

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 15 Jan 19:31

Welcome to tonight's webchat on healthy lifestyles. January is often a time when people start to think about being healthier. Small changes can make a big difference to your health.

What changes have you made to improve your health?

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 15 Jan 19:34

Eating healthily doesn't have to mean giving up your favourite foods. It simply means eating a variety of foods and cutting down on food and drinks high in fat and sugar, such as sugary fizzy drinks, crisps, cakes and chocolate.

What changes could you make to your diet?

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 15 Jan 19:39

Aim to drink six to eight glasses of fluids a day – water and lower-fat milk are all healthy choices.

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 15 Jan 19:42

Research shows that physical activity can boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress and depression and other conditions.

Do you know how much exercise you should be doing in a week?

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 15 Jan 19:46

The NHS Choices website states that for 5-18 year old you should be doing at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day – this should range from moderate activity, such as cycling and playground activities, to vigorous activity, such as running and tennis

Do you think that you get this much exercise?

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 15 Jan 19:53

Sleep is also an important part of healthy living. A minimum of 8 to 9 hours' good sleep on school nights is recommended for teenagers. There are things that encourage sleep such as not using phones or laptops for an hour before sleep.
If you are having trouble sleeping your public health nurse (school nurse) can give you advice on promoting sleep

Chat Health (Nurse - Moderator) / 15 Jan 20:00

Thank you for joining tonights chat. Remember there is advice on Health for Teens on Healthy living and your public health nurse (school nurse) can give advice.

This chat is now closed!

This chat is now closed, thanks for taking part.

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