Staying happy and healthy during half-term

It's half term week yippee! For some of you that will be spent at school and for some of you that will be at home. Wherever you are spending it, it 's important to remain active and healthy. You will find some top tips for staying happy and healthy below.

Staying happy and healthy during half-term

It is half've been waiting for this for the past 5 weeks, but what now? Staying active and eating a well balanced diet is key in helping us to stay happy and healthy.

What do I mean by Happy and Healthy you might ask?

Happy -  Happiness is that feeling that comes over you when you know life is good and you can't help but smile. It's the opposite of sadness. Happiness is a sense of well-being, joy, or contentment. When people are successful, or safe, or lucky, they feel happiness .

Healthy - Physical, social and mental well-being. Being free from illness or disease. Or in simpler terms - being active, eating a balanced diet to stay fit and well and having a happy mind.

Nutrition top tips

1. Drink 2 litres  of water everyday.

2. Avoid sugary drinks or if you do have them, have one when eating a meal.

3. Aim for 5 portions of fruit and vegetables everyday.

4. Eat a variety of foods from different food groups including proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

5. Try at least one new item of food. What weird and whacky fruits can you try? Have you tried dragonfruit or a persimmon?

Staying active top tips

1. Aim for 60 minutes of physical activity everyday - this can be in one block or smaller blocks of time e.g 4 x 15 minutes.

2. Can you raise your heart rate and get out of breath? How do you know your heart rate has risen?

3. Go for a family walk, run or cycle - how far can you go? Aim for a set distance in miles or KM.

4. Create your own obstacle course - indoors, in the garden or a local field or space. Can you time your attempt and aim to beat it? Remember safety first!

5. Most importantly have FUN with whatever activity you are doing!

Here are a few links to activities you could try out over half term:

Couch to 5K - 

30 days of Yoga - 

The Daily Mile at Home - 

Sensory Circuits / Inclusive PE with Mr Mills - 

Ideas for all of the family at Sport England - 

South Bucks SGO Area

The South Bucks SGO area and Sports Partnership is hosted by Alfriston School. Alfriston School is a special needs girl's school based in Beaconsfield. Alfriston is the Lead Inclusion School for Buckinghamshire and we believe in 'a sporting chance for every child'. We have a comprehensive calendar of School Games Inclusive competitions and festivals throughout the year and work with a number of County and community partners to bring about the best opportunities for staff and pupils in Bucks.