Wellness Guide

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The following health practices have been known to be successful in helping an individual remain healthy:

  • Hand washing is the single most important activity to prevent the spread of germs. Three important steps for proper hand washing are warm water and soap, friction (rubbing hands together), and washing hands for 20 seconds.
  • Avoid sharing food and drinks.
  • Avoid rubbing and touching eyes, rubbing nose (especially the inside of the nose), and putting hands in mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing.
  • Adequate sleep (at least 10 hours for all students).
  • Eat a healthy breakfast every day. It really is the most important meal of the day.
  • Eating healthy foods and practicing good nutrition daily is important for healthy bodies and healthy brain development. See the USDA Choose My Plate website or our Food & Nutrition Services page for more information on developing healthy eating habits.
  • Avoid lengthy exposure to the sun. Use sunscreen when outside.
  • Exercise at least 30-45 minutes every day.
  • Dress for the weather.
  • Backpacks should not weigh more than 10% of your body weight. Consider a rolling backpack.
  • Wear a seat belt every time you enter the car. Buckle up for safety.