Kids’ wellness increases when they learn to make healthy choices about recharging their body and mind in relaxing ways.
The lessons in this unit teach kids that recharge is all about energy—and that your energy is a key influencer of healthy choices. You recharge your energy two ways:
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Quiet Activities that Recharge the Body
Review the best choices to recharge energy:
•Do a quiet activity (without screens).
•Go to bed early enough to get 9-12 hours of sleep.
Practice Breathing Exercises
You can do a breathing exercise:
Check for understanding: What can you do so you have enough energy to make fit choices?
Plan for a Relaxing WeekendStudents use the Recharge Your Energy handout to make a healthy choice plan for weekend days. They are to show three different ways in which they will recharge.
Time: 20 Minutes
Kids will learn about the "sleep zone," which is an environment conducive to sleep. When a sleep zone is paired with a bedtime routine, it will help kids recharge each night.See Unit