Building Resilience – Get Active

Let’s revisit strategy 6 – Get Active

When we feel ‘down’, being active is sometimes the last thing on our mind. However, in order to help us feel better, we need to live a well-balanced and healthy life. When we adopt an active lifestyle, fuel our body with proper nutrition and respect our bodies by allowing time to rest and relax, it can help to lead a longer, healthier and more fulfilling life.
We have learned that:


 Being active is not only good for the body but also for the mind.
 I have a range of hobbies and interests that I enjoy doing.
 Doing anything new involves taking a risk.

Activity

Download the sheet below and track your fitness activities and levels over the week. Starting today or on another date, do as many different activities aimed at keeping you active, getting fit and keeping you healthy. You may choose only one type of activity a week and see if you can improve as the week goes on or you may choose several different activities, spreading them out throughout the day.

Use the record sheet to record how you get on, how you feel, what needs to improve and to track your progress. You may need to ask an adult to help you with filling in the form. Alternatively, you may want to design your own fitness tracker, set yourself a goal and work towards achieving it over the next week or even further.

How well did you do?

How much better do you feel?

Did the physical activity improve your mental health?

Are you going to keep it going?