Wellness is an active process of becoming aware and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is a process of Change and Growth.
Why Wellness Matters
Wellness affects our actions and emotions. Optimal wellness can reduce stress, cuts down the chance of illness and supports positive interactions with others, which in turn, can help us manage life’s challenges, no matter how big they may seem.
How Can I Support Wellness
Wellness begins with a healthy brain. Brain health is important for our ability to think, act and live well. It is essential for learning. Understanding how our lifestyle impacts brain functioning can influence our day to day choices. The latest scientific research provides strong evidence that there are many factors within our control that can contribute to brain health.
The following topics provide useful, practical and fun information and resources for parents and students to take charge of their brain health and overall wellness:
- Get Enough Zzzz’s (Sleep)
- Move that Body(Exercise)
- Fuel Up Wisely (Healthy Eating)
- Stay Connected (Positive Relationships)
- Social-Emotional Learning
- Positive Parenting
- Community and Cultural Connections
- Be Playful(Play)
- Pursue Your Passions (Recreation and Hobbies)
- Arts and Crafts
- Learn a Language
- Technology I.e Web design
- Just Breathe (Relaxation)
- Relaxation tips
- Manage Your Mood (Mental Health)
- Dealing with Anxiety
- Boosting a Low Mood
- When is it more than just the situation? Help-Seeking Tips
Sleep is food for the brain. It supports the activities of the brain region that produce and regulate emotions. a good night’s sleep improves your ability to learn through sharper focus and better memory. Proper sleep also gives you the energy to do the other activities that are good for your brain like exercise and connect socially.
Sleep for kids is an excellent website that includes fun games and activities for elementary age children to teach them about the importance of sleep.
Get a Goods Night Sleep is an excellent website provided by Anxiety Canada that provides helpful tips for proper sleep hygiene for individuals of all ages.