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WebChat: Healthy Lifestyles. Monday 24th October. 4.30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 24th October 2016.

Be healthy, be happy, look after the skin your in. Do you want to get some information on healthy lifestyles? Join our web chat on Monday 24th October 4.30-5pm where you can join in, share ideas and seek advice and information from a School Nurse. Chat with other young people to see how they lead a healthy lifestyle, get tips and ideas.

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Join us in ten minutes to discuss healthy lifestyles and ask any questions that you may have.

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Welcome to today's webchat about healthy lifestyles. A healthy lifestyle involves not only healthy eating and drinking but also regular exercise and factors such as ensuring that we get enough sleep. How do you ensure you maintain a healthy lifestyle?

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What do we mean by healthy eating?
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. These foods should be eaten less often and in smaller amounts.
Aim to drink six to eight glasses of fluids a day – water and lower-fat milk are all healthy choices.

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Teens should do 60 minutes or more of physical activity every day. Most of the activity should be moderate to vigorous aerobic activity. Aerobic activity is anything that gets your heart going — like biking, dancing, or running. Do you think you do this much activity every day?

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Evidence shows that night time sleep is just as important as healthy eating and exercise for children and young people to develop. From the ages of 12-16 young people need about 9 hours sleep a night.
Tips for getting a good night’s sleep
1. Try to go to sleep at a similar time every night and wake up at a similar time in the morning so your body is in a routine. Long lie ins at the weekend make it difficult to get to sleep at night.
2. Try to stop using devices such as mobile phones and tablets two hours before you want to sleep to allow your brain to relax
3. Have a good evening routine to help you relax. Have a bath or shower, maybe have a hot drink but try to avoid caffeine. These things will show your brain that you are getting ready for sleep.

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Lots of useful advice on healthy lifestyles can be found here on Health for Teens. There is also lots of useful advice on the NHS Choices website. Your School Nurse and GP practice can also provide advice on these issues.

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