Teacher Talk: 3 Tips for a Healthy Year
By Virginia Laird
As teachers and parents prepare for another school year, there are plenty of concerns that can plague the mind. Along with the worries about new students (or your own kids), lesson plans, and taking care of your own family, at some point it is necessary that you put your health first. Although there are many who believe this is a nearly impossible feat, health and wellness experts admit there are a few things you can do to help keep your health moving in the right direction, including:
- Get plenty of sleep
- Breakfast is vital
- Make time to workout
Get Plenty of Sleep
Children heading back to school are not the only ones who need to worry about getting plenty of sleep. Teachers and parents can also be riddled with the issue of sleep. Without plenty of it, teachers can experience mood swings, lack of energy, and much more. Being on your feet all day can prove to be a struggle and cause exhaustion to set in throughout the body. Health and wellness experts say that getting plenty of sleep can help with both the energy level as well as the body feeling fatigue. It is suggested that the average adult get at least six hours of sleep each night.
Breakfast is Vital
Breakfast is a vital part of everyone's morning, no matter how old you may be. Research proves that fueling the body with a well-balanced meal is the best way to get your energy moving in the morning. For those who may struggle to consume breakfast there are a variety of meal supplement ideas, including breakfast shakes and breakfast bars. Making sure that you get your body what it needs every day in the morning can help you get your morning started on the right track.
Make Time to Work Out
As a teacher you may feel like you've already done a complete body workout at the end of your long school day. Still, it is suggested that routine exercise can be beneficial to your energy level and your ability to deal with your students. It is recommended that you find time to exercise at least 20 minutes each day. Walking is a great way to get more exercise and burn off energy and stress that you know builds during the school day.
Start today taking care of yourself so that you can take care of those children in your care, who you will love throughout the school year.
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