What is Physical Health?
Physical Health is defined as: “the state or condition of your body and organs.”
Taking care of your Physical Health has always been a priority for humans. Eating healthy foods, managing your diet, going to the gym, participating in a club, showering, sleeping etc. Today, this is still as relevant, but we must understand that it is not the only aspect to take care of.
Below are a variety of resources to support key areas of Physical Health.
Good Food vs Healthy Food
Food is a necessity but also something we can all enjoy. There is so much variety out there that there is something for everyone. It is ok to enjoy a McDonald’s or takeaway every now and then. We must treat ourselves! But tucking into that kind of meal each day will take its toll on your body, as it will not provide your body with all the nutrients it requires to grow, remain fit and healthy. As such, having access to healthier meals is key to leading a healthy lifestyle
Use the link to go straight to the BBC Good Food & Healthy Recipes website. Here, you will find hundreds of recipe ideas, as well as a break down of categories; by calorie count, by food group, by cost etc.
Physical Activity and Exercise
What is physical activity?
Physical Activity is the participation in any form of exercise. Any movement which increases your heart rate and gets your body moving can be considered physical activity. It is suggested that taking part in physical activity daily can help manage and reduce stress and anxiety levels.
If you find yourself isolating and as we move in and out of different tier levels, it could be easy to become a ‘couch potato’ unless you take charge of it. We have put together a list of over 60 activities you could participate in which could keep you active while you are not in school.