In this article, i’m going to explain the things you need to do to have a good wellness plan, and I’m also going to compare my wellness plan with a wellness plan that you need to stay healthy. You should choose and eat nutritious foods, exercise daily, get plenty of sleep, learn to avoid and handle stress, and avoid harmful substances.
A good wellness plan should include foods from all of the food groups in the food pyramid including fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy items, and bread. I met the standards in the dairy, meat, and vegetable groups. In the fruit group, I should eat more fruit than I usually do if I want to get my daily amount recommended. I need to eat a lot more carbohydrates like pasta, rice, and bread because they are the body’s primary source of energy. It’s also important that you drink 6-8 glasses of water a day depending on your weight because it replaces the water that you lose every day in your body.
I’m Considered moderately active because I walk a lot and I think I should exercise more so I don’t become obese by sitting, lying down, and eating. A few years ago my desirable body weight for my height of 5’5″ was 136 pounds and was a medium frame size but my weight was only 115 pounds. There are two types of exercises aerobic and stretching. Aerobic exercises help the body use and take in more oxygen than it normally does, and stretching exercises make you more flexible.
I only get about 6 hours of sleep every night, and it is very important that teens get more sleep than adults because of growth and changes occurring in teen bodies. Memories start deep in an area of the brain called the hippocampus and are pushed outward to the neocortex to be consolidated. Old people tend not to remember as much as younger people because they have a harder time falling into a deep sleep. You can tell if you are getting enough sleep depending on how you feel the next morning.
Stress, everyone has it, but people handle it in different ways. Some causes of stress are kids hear their parents worrying about their jobs, they may be responsible for younger siblings, pressure to excel in sports, and pressure to do well in school. Symptoms of stress are plummeting grades, deteriorating personal hygiene, dramatic changes, and abusive behavior. I handle stress by not waiting until the last minute to do things. Other ways you can handle stress are relaxing, talking to someone, working out, having fun with your friends, managing your time, and being positive with people.
You should avoid harmful substances like drugs and alcohol. This includes taking too many Tylenol, you should only take the amount that the bottle says to take and not anymore because you can get sick. Smoking has been linked to cancer, heart disease, and lung disease, so you want to avoid smoking as much as possible. Drinking is a major cause of auto accidents and even if you do drink do so in moderation. Drugs are another very harmful substance because they interfere with both work and school. The only drugs I take are aspirin and Tylenol, and I take only what the bottle says to take. In conclusion, I have said how to choose and eat nutritious foods, you should exercise daily, get plenty of sleep, learn to avoid and handle stress, and to avoid harmful substances. If you follow the things that I use to maintain a good wellness plan, then you should have a healthy wellness plan.