Mental and physical health

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Mental and physical health

  1. 1. If you’re between 12 and 18 years old, youneed to be doing at least 60 minutes ofmoderate to vigorous physical activity everyday to keep healthy?Wednesday, 29 May 13
  2. 2. Moderate activitiesBrisk walkingBike ridingDancingSkateboarding Vigorous activitiesFootballNetballSoccerRunningSwimmingVigorous activities are those that make you “huff and puff”Wednesday, 29 May 13
  3. 3. In groups list the Physical Health Benefits of exerciseWednesday, 29 May 13
  4. 4. Physical Health BenefitsStudies show that resistance (strengthening) exercises alsoboost bone mass and keep muscles strong.Weight LossIncrease in energyStronger HeartStrengthens the immune systemExercise prevents osteoporosisExercise lowers high blood pressureExercise reduces the severity of asthmaExercise plays a role inpreventing cancerImproves sex lifeExercise helps prevent strokeExercise improves oxygen and nutrient supply to all cells in your body.Exercise allows you to improve muscle strength, joint structure and joint functionWednesday, 29 May 13
  5. 5. In groups list the Mental Health Benefits of exerciseWednesday, 29 May 13
  6. 6. Mental Health BenefitsIncreases happinessDecreases levels of depression and can prevent it onsetDecreasesanxietyReduces stressIncreases self-esteemIncrease sleepqualityPromotes a positive mind setWednesday, 29 May 13
  7. 7. In groups list the Academic Benefits of exerciseWednesday, 29 May 13
  8. 8. Academic BenefitsIncreases blood flow to the brain whichassists brain functionImproves attention levelsImproves problemsolvingImproves memoryClear thinkingImproves reading and mathsWednesday, 29 May 13
  9. 9. Exercise DiaryEveryone is to complete this over the next 7 daysand email to your mentor BEFORE next mentorsessionActivity (M orV) When How muchMonday Soccer training (V) 4.30-5.30 60 minTuesday Walk the dog (M) 5.30-6.30 60 minWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayWednesday, 29 May 13

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