Last week was Brain Awareness Week.
So what does your brain do anyway?
Your brain is the computer of your body. It tells your body everything it
needs to do to live. Did you know that your brain sends more messages
everyday than all the phones in the world?
Now that is some texting!
Did you know you can burn about 400 calories an hour shoveling snow?
If you shoveled yesterday, you might have burned even more than that!
Shoveling snow, taking a walk in the snow or sledding are all good ways
you can get exercise in the winter.
Last week we mentioned that it is National Nutrition Month.
Eat your vegetables is what you always hear!
Why not try corn, spinach or potatoes.
Popcorn without all that salt and butter counts, too.
I don’t have a joke about vegetable yet,
but if you know one would you lettuce know?
March is National Nutrition Awareness Month.
It’s a month dedicated to reminding us to eat better foods such as
fruits and vegetables. You probably have a favorite fruit. Some of my favorites are
bananas, oranges, and pears.
What do you think King Kong's favorite fruit is? Ape-ricots!
What is yours?
By now, we all know that February is Heart Month.
Eating right and exercising are just two things we have discussed you can do for your heart.
But did you know that listening to music can help your heart, too? Well it can!
Music can distract you from stress, it can soothe your mind and it can help up your game
when you exercise. So play that music, but not too loud, and exercise your way to health!
Did you know that there were over 100,000 people at the Super Bowl this year?
Did you know that is how many times your heart beats each day?
That’s a lot of work for your heart so you want to keep it healthy.
What can you do?
Wow, it’s February already! February is Heart month.
All month we will talk about things you can do for your heart, like exercise.
Exercise helps your heart be strong as well as the rest of your body.
If you pick something you like to do, such as ice skating, it can be fun!
So every day,
In some way,
Get out and play,
For part of your day.
Junk food isn’t actually made of garbage. People use the words
junk food to describe a food that isn’t good for you. These foods
have a lot of fat, sugar and salt, which you bod can easily get too
much of. Potato Chips, candy and soft drinks are kinds of junk
food. If you like these snack foods, the trick is to eat them in small
amounts and then be sure to eat healthy foods the rest of the day.
Why couldn’t the teddy bear eat his breakfast?
Because he was stuffed!
Well you don’t need to stuff yourself at breakfast but eating cereal,
fruit or breakfast bars are just a few ways to get yourself going each day.
Eating breakfast helps you do better in school by helping you concentrate,
do better on tests and have energy for PE class.
Running late some mornings? Just grab a piece of fruit and you will be good to go!
These next few days are great in that the temperature is going to be milder.
That means, maybe, meeting up with a friend and having some fun outside.
Remember, cars can’t always see you even though you can see them.
So, be safe and cross only at corners where cars will be expecting you.
Happy New Year Chatham Park!
A new year can mean a healthier you
when you make some healthy changes.
Start with small changes,
such as having a healthy snack every afternoon.
Planning ahead is the key.
Have your snack ready at the end of the day,
such as having a piece of fruit on the kitchen counter
when you arrive home.
What a “Pearfect” idea!
In honor of all our music teachers and the start of winter, let’s have a joke.
Why did the boy keep his trumpet in the freezer?
Because he liked cool music.
Music is one of the joys of life that can make us laugh, sing or even cry. One of the
best things about music is that it can get us to exercise without even
knowing it by dancing. So put on some cool music and dance your heart to health!
Sharing is usually a nice thing to do but NOT if you are sharing your germs.
Remember when coughing or sneezing, cough into your arm or grab
a tissue and cough into that.
Just remember, if you need to, wash your hands and drown a germ.
I know that we have talked about this before but to prevent getting
germs that might make you sick there is nothing better than to WASH YOUR HANDS!
Just to make sure you know, washing your hands means using soap and
water and rubbing your hands together to get the germs off. So wash your
hands and drown a germ!
I bet last week at Thanksgiving you noticed a lot of vegetables.
Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and more I am sure.
Vegetables are good for you!
They are good as a snack too. Try carrot sticks or hummus dip.
They can really squash your hunger!
Wow, it is getting cold outside! How cold is it? Well it was so cold that when
the farmer milked his cows he got ice cream!
Winter is on its way and with that don’t forget to put away the shorts and
start wearing hats, coats and gloves. Your body will thank you!
Did you know at one time if you wanted seat belts in your car you
had to pay for them as an extra fee? But then it was learned that
by wearing seat belts lives were saved.
Do you wear your seat belt when you ride in your car or truck?
I hope you do, it just may save your life!
October is Fire Prevention Month. A month dedicated to keeping everyone safe from fires.
Stop, Drop and Roll! I think all of us know these words but just to be sure, let’s review.
How can you be safe if your clothes should catch on fire. DON’T RUN but stop and drop
to the floor to roll and put out the fire. Don’t stop until someone comes to help you.
Just remember those three words, STOP, DROP and ROLL.
In honor of our instrument teacher here today let’s have a
joke about music.
What is a skeleton’s favorite instrument? A trombone!
You probably don’t know it but today is World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day.
So what is so important about our bones? Well, they hold our
bodies up for one thing.
So, you want your bones to be as strong as they can be.
You can make your bones stronger by exercising and drinking milk.
So get out and move and don’t be a lazy bone!
If you saw more kids walking to school today, there may be a reason for it.
Today is National Walk to School Day to encourage physical fitness.
Remember, if you do walk or bike to school cross only at corners where
the cars are watching out for you!
Last week we talked about exercise as good for your heart and some of
you told the nurses that eating fruits is good for your heart, too! Thanks for that tip.
Tomorrow, September 29th, is World Heart Day. This day helps us to
remember to take care of ourselves by taking care of our heart. Even kids
need to take care of their hearts and you probably already do, like exercising.
Can you think of another thing you do to care for your heart? Stop one of the
nurses in the hall and tell us what you do. We will mention some of them next
week when we are back for Wednesday Wellness.
Last week we talked about a man who helped our country by planting
many apple trees. Did some of you know who that man was? If you guessed
Johnny Chapman or Johnny Appleseed, as he was nicknamed, then you were
correct. Helping others, as Johnny Appleseed did, has been proven that it makes
us feel better. We feel more comfortable and often less anxious. So, if you want
to feel well, then do good things!
Did you know it takes energy from 50 leaves to
produce one apple?
That must be why they taste so good!
Apples are a fruit and we all need to eat several
fruits each day to help our bodies grow.
Did you also know there was a famous man who
planted apple trees all over Pennsylvania while
he traveled? Who was this famous man who has his birthday this month?
The answer will be revealed on next week’s Wednesday Wellness.
September 7, 2016
Your Wednesday Wellness tip for the week is:
Welcome back to school, everyone!
When that clock alarm went off yesterday,
I realized how much I like to sleep.
But how much sleep do kids like us really need?
To do your best and be your healthiest,
kids need about 9-11 hours sleep.
So when bedtime rolls around, don’t fight it.
You’ll feel so much better in the morning!