Healthy Champions 2018-01-30T16:26:46+00:00

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Welcome to our healthy champions page! Want to be a Healthy Champion? Find out what it is all about here.

Being a Healthy Champion is all about keeping active and eating well to make sure your body is fit and ready to take on the day.

There are two basic principles you need to remember to become a healthy champion:

1. STAY ACTIVE

Why is it important?

To achieve a good level of physical health, we need to balance the energy we get from food with the energy we use up through activity. Physical activity such as walking, running, playing sport or even dancing and doing the housework, can help balance the energy we get from eating food to maintain a healthy weight. Physical activity can also help:

  • reduce the risk of some chronic diseases later on in life
  • develop strong muscles and bones
  • reduce anxiety and stress
  • boost self-esteem

What can you do?

Children and young people are recommended to be active for at least 60 minutes every day so try and make sure you stick to this. Remember, being active is not just about sport. Walking, choosing the stairs instead of the lift or riding a bike instead of using the bus or car all count!

2. EAT HEALTHILY

Why is it important?

The type and amount of food you eat has a big influence on your health and can help:

  • Reduce the risk of obesity
  • Reduce the risk of illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and some types of cancer

What can you do?

Try to eat a healthy balanced meal as often as possible by following the eatwell plate which shows the types and proportions of foods you should eat to achieve a healthy varied diet.

Eat Well Plate

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Remember you also need to drink 6-8 glasses of water or other fluid every day!