They’re back at school, but now what?
MoreLife have launched a campaign focused on helping children and families with the transition back to school. Back to School, Back to Health looks at improving the health and wellbeing of local families and children after a long pandemic lockdown.
Families and children are encouraged to complete ten weekly challenges, linked to different aspects of a person’s lifestyle to help them to improve emotional and physical wellbeing. The challenges encourage people to eat well, move more, sleep better, give something and connect with family and friends.
Remember our FREE children and families weight management service can also help you to live a healthier lifestyle as a family!
Write a sleep diary. The diary will help to pinpoint your kids sleeping habits.
We have put together a fun sleep diary booklet, for you to complete throughout the week to help your family get a better night’s sleep!
Give some time each day to help someone else.
Acts of giving can help to improve the social development of a child and a young person. It can help you to connect with others, which can make you happier and healthier by increasing your self-esteem. It also inspires other people to do the same and give back. Research shows that giving is good for your health; it helps to lower blood pressure and reduce stress.
Things that you could do to show acts of giving are:
Complete a nature walk or play nature bingo.
Are you and your children getting the recommended 1 hour of physical activity a day? To boost your motivation, why not explore one of the Bedfordshire Wildlife Trusts Activity Centres?
Spending time outside is hugely beneficial to your health in general – download our info sheet on the health benefits of spending time outside.
Try one new thing from each food group.
A healthy diet is a balanced diet! Why not try something new from each of the food groups that you haven’t tried before? Check out the NHS eat well guide for ideas on fresh foods that you could taste from each of the different groups. There are also some great ideas on healthy recipes and food tips.
Our family’s and young people’s service can also support you with healthy eating.