Being healthy is a big part of being happy. A healthy
lifestyle simply means that the way they are day-to-day,
makes them feel physically and mentally fit and well.
What is a healthy lifestyle?
"Balance is the key, it's about what they put into their body
and also how they burn that energy off."
Food is burned in our bodies to create energy. If we don't
use it, we get fat - simple!
If their lifestyle is not a healthy balance - for instance
through not exercising, eating too much fatty and sugary
foods, drinking alcohol, getting involved in drugs or by
keeping worries and problems to themself - they are more
likely to become ill, have trouble concentrating at school or
be unhappy or depressed. Being active can reduce their
stress levels and can give them the time to think clearly.
Their lifestyle has a big effect on how they feel and what
they get out of life, both now and in the future. So it's a
good idea to find out more about how to live healthily.
"There are many other areas of our health we need to think
about like sexual health, healthy teeth, drugs, alcohol and
generally looking after ourselves"
Sunburn: Stay safe in the sun
It’s the damage done to their skin when they’re young that
could lead to skin cancer developing in later life, so it's vital
to get clued up now and protect themself from the sun.
Love the sun, respect their skin.
Avoid the pain and shame of the lobster look by following our five simple steps.
1. Cover up their skin. Throw on a long sleeved shirt or top
that ideally has a collar and a sarong or long shorts to
banish those burning rays.
2. Slap on the suncream. Apply generous amounts of
water resistant suncream of at least SPF30 and above,
to clean, dry skin before going out in the sun. Make sure
they re-apply regularly throughout the day.
3. Wear a hat or cap. Whether it's a stylish fedora, a trilby
or a baseball cap, all can help to keep the heat off their
head, face, neck and ears.
4. Style it up with shades. Slip on those sunglasses to
make sure their eyes are protected from the strong rays
of the sun.
5. Chill out in the shade. When the sun’s rays are strongest
between 11am and 3pm, find a shady spot to avoid the
Use an instant tanner instead.
Sunbeds aren't a safe alternative to tanning outdoors. Like
the sun, sunbeds give out harmful ultraviolet light which
damage the DNA in our skin cells and can cause skin
Sunbeds also cause premature skin ageing, which means
that their skin becomes coarse, leathery and wrinkled at a
younger age. So when the tan fades, the damage remains.
People with fair skin that tends to burn are at higher risk of
problems from sunbed use than those with darker skin.
Young people also have delicate skin and are more likely to
damage it by using sunbeds.
"They should NEVER use a sunbed if they are under