Healthy Habits: Have you had your five a day?

Did you know 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do?

For all of us to remain healthy and resilient it is good for us to set ourselves daily goals. These can be as big or as small as you can manage. YMCA North Tyneside is promoting setting yourself 5 a day!

Examples of healthy habits could be:

  • Physical activity
  • Socialising
  • Listening to music/playing an instrument
  • Eating a healthy meal
  • Practicing mindfulness
  • Ticking something off your to-do list eg. homework or a household chore

Can you think of other positive things that could be part of your 5 a day?

We are looking for ‘5 a day ambassadors’ to help promote healthy habits in your school.

Apply to be a Healthy Habits Ambassador:


Find more Healthy Habits Resources:

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