This week’s MEND news! - 21 January 2016
Hi St Stephens
As part of our MEND in Schools sessions this week we learnt about the heart and lungs! To help keep our heart and lungs healthy we should do a mixture of both moderate intensity and vigorous intensity physical activity everyday whilst eating a healthy balanced diet.
Moderate intensity activity is when you are working hard enough to raise your heart rate and break into a sweat. Walking to school is a great example of an activity that is moderate intensity.
Vigorous intensity activity is when you’re breathing hard and fast and your heart rate has increased significantly. Going swimming at your local leisure centre would be a fantastic example of an activity that is vigorous intensity.
Eating the daily recommended amount of fibre everyday plays an important role in having a healthy heart too!. A brilliant way to increase fibre in your diet is to swap white bread, rice and pasta for wholegrain alternatives and eat your 5-a-day.
Whole school weekly challenge
Make a note of how many hours of screen time you have this week
SUPERDUDE TIP – Go swimming at your local leisure centre instead
Swap your white bread, rice and pasta for wholegrain bread, rice and pasta!
SUPERDUDE TIP – Make small changes! Try doing 50/50 of each first and introducing the change slowly.
Let us know how you get on! If you need any support in succeeding in your weekly challenge, we are happy to help!
Alex and Jo