Staying Healthy

Staying healthy is important right now. We all need to remember to wash our hands, don't touch our faces and wear a face covering when you need to.

Staying Healthy

Staying healthy is important right now. We all need to remember to wash our hands, don't touch our faces and wear a face covering when you need to.

There are lots of things you can do to stay healthy like eating healthy food, making sure you move around and getting enough sleep.

Below is information about:

  • Washing your hands
  • Eating well
  • Moving and exercise
  • Getting enough sleep

 

Going to School

Things might be a bit different at school for a while. All the changes are to help keep everyone safe.

 

Young Scot have lots of resources for young people.

 Here are resource packs focusing on supporting a return to school. These were written by the NES Early Intervention TIPS Clinicians in NHS Grampian.

    

 

Hand Washing

To help keep you safe you should wash your hands often throughout the day. You need to wash with hot water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Here are some resources to support you to wash your hands.

Click here for more information and videos on hand washing

Healthy Eating

Eating a balanced healthy diet helps with your energy levels, sleep and brain power.  Click on the tabs below for resources to support you with eating well.  Getting in to the kitchen on your own or with your family to cook can help to fill your day as well your belly.

Young Scot have a 'Healthy Eats' guide on how to chow down on the right balance of healthier and more sustainable food. They also have ideas about eating healthily on a budget. 

Change4Life provide information on food facts to help your family be healthier and happier.

 

Food Standards Scotland have resources about the key principles of healthy eating and food safety.

Moving and Exercise

Moving and exercise can help you stay healthy.  It also helps with your mood and sleep.  Here is some information about how much exercise you should be doing.

Gov.uk explain the physical activity needed for general health benefits for all children and young people.

Infographics for 5 to 18 years old

 

Physical Skills for Everyday Life

Building Strength, Balance, Coordination and Hand Skills can help with every day life skills like handwriting, dressing, using cutlery and joining in with P.E., sports and playing with friends.

For More Information and Videos

Sleep

All the changes you are experiencing might be making getting a good nights sleep hard.  Remember it is normal to have a range of feelings about what is going on.  So finding it hard to sleep right now is very common.  It is more important than ever we all practice good sleeping habits. 

 

 

 

 

See below information from Sleep Scotland for to help promote good sleep hygiene:

Click here for more information

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