Category: Health

When it comes to keeping healthy, there are a number of things you can do on a regular basis.  These habits should become second nature, and will help you to live a healthy and happy life! Drink lots of water - make a pact to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water each day.  The human body is made up mostly of water, so it is vital that you drink enough water each day. Sleep more! Sleep is an important time for the body to repair and replenish the cells, so make sure you get enough sleep each night.  Around 8 hours is perfect. Snack on fruit and veg - When you are needing a little snack, try chowing down on some fruit or veg instead of chocolate or sweets. This is much better for your skin, teeth and waistline Move lots! We are advised by health officials to exercise more than we do (most of us anyway!). We should aim for 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day, so perhaps go for an after dinner walk, or get the bike out for a spin!

Exercise is known to be a great way for us to shape up, lose weight and get fit.  There are lots of benefits to performing different styles of exercise.  Let's take a look at some of the many good things exercise can do! Exercise can help us to be happier - did you know that exercise causes our body to release hormones called endorphins? These are little hormones which make us feel happy and bring a sense of wellbeing.  The same endorphins are released when we hug our friends or even when we eat things we love like chocolate! By increasing our fitness levels, we are likely to feel much better day to day.  Exercise is a great way to strengthen muscles, increase our body's capacity for movement as well as helping our organs to stay well. Exercise can be a good way to meet new people and form friendships.  Team sports such as football and rugby are an obvious choice, however think of all the other groups you could join!  Running, squash, horseriding and even swimming can get you into new friendship groups with a shared passion.