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Healthy Living

Keeping your body fit and healthy is very important. There are three things you can do:

1. Eat the Right Food

Foods contain nutrients which are needed by our bodies. These are:

Carbohydrate (including sugars)

Fat

Protein

Fibre

Eating the right amount of each is called a balanced diet. Eating too many sugars and fats andnot enough fibre can cause health problems. See the picture to the left for some ideas on the right amount of different foods to eat.

2. Exercise Regularly

Exercise strengthens the circulatory system keeping the heart healthy. It can also use up the energy supplied by food to prevent your body getting too fat.

3. Avoid Health Risks

See the PowerPoint below for more information on this.

Watch the video below to find out how exercise helps your heart.

Why not go to the NHS choices website to find out about how your whole family can be more healthy?

Follow these hyperlinks to learn more:-

  1. BBC Bitesize Healthy Living
  2. BBC What is a balanced diet?
  3. BBC Videos on Healthy Living

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