Student Body: How To Stay Healthy

 

Do you eat right, stay fit, and make healthy choices?  All of these things are promoted by the National Program, Student Body.  Student Body is a national program in action that teaches students the importance of eating healthy, staying active, and having a good attitude. Teen years are the ideal time to establish healthy habits.  Many kids are not physically fit, have poor eating habits, and are often bothered by a lack of self-esteem.  Student Body helps teens to build a healthy body, for today and later in the future.

 

In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.  By now, this statistic has probably increased.  By promoting healthy habits at a young age, we can hopefully decrease the number of obese students.  Develop healthy eating habits by making sure to not eat a lot of junk food. Instead of junk food, eat fruit or vegetables.  By eating fruit you get the healthy sugars instead of processed sugars, which are not good for you. When you are thirsty, drink water instead of juices and soda, which also have huge amounts of processed sugar.

Don’t sit inside all day. If it’s nice out, get outside and move around! Go for a bike ride or a run. By getting thirty minutes a day of exercise, you decrease your risk of becoming obese.  So don’t make poor choices, learn more about student body and become a fit, healthy student!