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A Fresh Start: Nurturing a Healthy Lifestyle in January

Greetings, wonderful parents and students!

As January unfolds, we embark on a journey of well-being tailored just for you. This month's theme is all about embracing a Healthy Lifestyle. In the hustle and bustle of high school life, it's easy to overlook the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Juggling classes, extracurriculars, and social commitments can be challenging, but prioritizing your well-being is crucial for long-term success and happiness. Here are some tips to assist a healthy lifestyle during your highschool years.

1.) Staying Active: Incorporate movement into your routine to stay energized and focused. Regular excercise not only keeps your body fit but also boosts your mood and concentration.

2.) Balanced Nutrition: Fueling your body with nutritious foods is key to maintaining good health. Avoid excessive sugary snacks and opt for balanced meals that provide energy throughout the day. Remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, it is essential for your body to function at its best.

3.) Adequate Sleep: Your body and mind need time to rest and recharge. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep to enhance your mood, memeory, and overall well-being.

4.) Limit Screen Time: Set boundaries on your screen time and take breaks to rest your eyes. Use technology mindfully to maintain a healthy balance.

5.) Mindful Stress Management: Practice mindfuness techniques to help alleviate stress. Don't hesitate to talk to someone if you are feeling overhwhelmed, seeking support is a sign of strength.

Embracing a healthy lifestyle is a journey, not a destination. Small, consistant changes can have a profound impact on your overall well-being.

This month students will be writing exams and saying goodbye to the first semester. If you find your student needs some strategies for test anxiety or just some mindfullness tips they can always come to the Student Services area and find tht support. 

Resource Roundup: Nurturing Well-Being

Discover these handpicked resources suitable for parents and students of all ages, designed to inspire a healthy lifestyle:

For more resources, check out the Healthy Lifestyle page on the NLPS website.

Reflecting on Last Month: Your Insights Matter!

In December, we celebrated the power of compassion. Share your experiences: How did our previous mental health blog post inspire acts of kindness? Your feedback and ideas are invaluable to us. Please check out our previous blogs from this school year.

Connect with Our Student Advocacy Counsellors: Here for You

Need guidance or wish to discuss well-being? Our Student Advocacy Counselors are ready to help. Reach out at or or call 780-623-4271. Let's continue our journey of well-being and vitality together.

Here's to a January filled with vibrant health, joyful exercise, and peaceful sleep. Let's nurture a healthy lifestyle and embrace the year with vitality!

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