Thursday, October 21, 2010

The gift of good health

Miss Wall did not come to school today because she is not feeling well. I hope she will be back in school tomorrow. Even though Mrs. Fey was not feeling well yesterday she came to school. With so many people being ill, it is probably a good idea to write about what we can do to stay healthy.

One thing you can do to keep healthy is get enough sleep. Sleeping is important because it gives your body  time to mend. It is also a time when you can organize the thoughts in your head so that you don't forget what you learned during the day. A new study shows that people are more successful with diets if they get enough sleep.

Eating properly is a good way to stay healthy. Here's a good description of a healthy diet. "Eat food. Mostly vegetables. Not too much." Mitch says you should get 40% of your calories from carbohydrates, 30% from protein and the other 30% from fat. Make sure the carbs are from vegetables with a low-glycemic index. And make sure the fats are not saturated.

Exercise helps to keep us healthy. Just walking around in my gait-trainer is plenty of exercise for me. Today, my friend Mr. Tony came and we went bowling. It was awesome. Exercise helps us in many ways. It helps us to sleep well. It helps us to develop strong muscles. It even strengthens our immune system. It is especially helpful if you combine exercise with fresh air. I went to the fair and to the beach and it made me feel hot!

It is important to know what to do when you are feeling ill. A hot bath is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It relaxes you, so you can rest comfortably and your body can use all of its energy fighting the bug that is making you sick. It raises your body temperature, which activates your immune system. After all, have you ever seen a rubber ducky with a head cold?

I hope these hints will help Miss Wall and Mrs. Fey get well soon!

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