Physical activity and mental wellbeing

In this lesson, we will learn about how physical activity positively affects our mental wellbeing. This lesson covers some content that may be a sensitive topic for you. We recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting or doing the lesson with a trusted adult nearby.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Keeping physically active can help combat stress

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Q2.What is the recommended moderate to vigorous physical activity per day for 5-17 years old?

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Q3.Regular physical activity can help with which of the following?

Select five (5) boxes

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Q4.Sedentary lifestyles can increases the chances of anxiety and depression.

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Q5.How many hours of sleep should a 11 year old aim for each night?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Keeping physically active can help combat stress

1/5

Q2.What is the recommended moderate to vigorous physical activity per day for 5-17 years old?

2/5

Q3.Regular physical activity can help with which of the following?

Select five (5) boxes

3/5

Q4.Sedentary lifestyles can increases the chances of anxiety and depression.

4/5

Q5.How many hours of sleep should a 11 year old aim for each night?

5/5

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Physical activity and mental wellbeing

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Question 5

Q1.Higher amounts of endorphins are released when ...

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Q2.Self esteem is best described as ...

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Q3.Endorphins helps reduce which of the following?

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Q4.Regular physical activity can improve your sleep.

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Q5.How might you mentally feel after physical activity? (Tick 2 boxes)

Select two (2) boxes

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Quiz:

Physical activity and mental wellbeing

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.Higher amounts of endorphins are released when ...

1/5

Q2.Self esteem is best described as ...

2/5

Q3.Endorphins helps reduce which of the following?

3/5

Q4.Regular physical activity can improve your sleep.

4/5

Q5.How might you mentally feel after physical activity? (Tick 2 boxes)

Select two (2) boxes

5/5

Lesson summary: Physical activity and mental wellbeing

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Time to move!

Did you know that exercise helps your concentration and ability to learn?

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Climb stairs

On the spot:
Chair yoga

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This was the final lesson in the unit Healthy lifestyles: physical fitness and healthy eating.

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