Family Wellbeing

 

EAT (Nutrition)

  1. Eat a range of healthy foods, from a range of sources, with a range of colours
  2. Eat more vegetables than fruit
  3. Avoid too much sugar, fats and salts
  4. Eat plenty of fibre- accompanied with plenty of water- this promotes good digestive health
  5. How to read a food label

 

DRINK (Hydration)

  1. Drink water
  2. Drink milk
  3. Avoid almost everything else

 

Sleep

  1. Dim the lights an hour before bed
  2. Establish a rhythm- go to bed and get up at the same time
  3. An overly hot bed is not a great place to sleep- it affects seratonin levels- so cool down by using less layers
  4. Minimise anxiety by jotting down worries/concerns bvefore you go to bed- this will save ruminating and waking during the night
  5. Avoid coffee, tea and fizzy drinks
  6. Drink hot milk, camomile tea or peppremint tea
  7. Avoid digital displays in the room- turn the clock away

 

Gratitude

  1. Write down a list of things to be grateful for- this promotes positivity
  2. Random acts of kindness actually make you feel great
  3. Enjoy life's joys- we know they are worth celebrating
  4. Thank mentors
  5. Forgive yourself and others
  6. Let go of negativity
  7. Spend time with family and friends
  8. Positive self talk
  9. Exercise regularly- take care of your body
 
A child's brain is a work-in-progress
  1. Try not to over react, by responding calmly and thoughtfully
  2. Engage in a child's education, and make sre they are engaged in it also
  3. Pachebel's Canon in D Major actually calms everyone down- so play it!
  4. Teach people to juggle- it promotes healthy brain development- and has been proven so by Oxford University
  5. Pets really help with wellbeing, blood pressure and general health and immunity- get one!