New Years' Resolutions | By the NumbersJan. 4th, 2016 3:01 pm
We hope everyone in Western New York had a wonderful Christmas. Here are a few numbers to keep in mind as the new year starts and resolutions are created (and hopefully kept). These numbers are a healthy guide for children and families of Catholic schools in Buffalo and all of Western New York to stay healthy and happy all winter long!
Choose one primary resolution for the upcoming year. Say you will do it. Each day continue to tell yourself you will, and you will!
This is the recommended number of dental checkups you should have each year.
Two is also the number of cups of fruit you should eat each day.
All students, teens and adults should consume around 5 cups of vegetables each and every day.
This can vary based on age and necessity, but seven is the minimum recommended number of hours you should sleep each night.
Stay properly hydrated by consuming at least eight, 8 ounce glasses of water every day.
Spend at least ten minutes a day walking to reverse damage done by sitting for 6 hours, whether at work or school. A simple walking regimen can help lower weight, blood pressure, and help prevent heart disease.
A flu virus can survive on a used tissue for fifteen minutes, so make sure to dispose properly!
21 days is all it takes to break that bad habit you've been talking about.
To ensure a healthy mind, 25 minutes of mindful meditation every day will help to alleviate stress from work, school, or other factors.
Hopefully you found something on this list to keep you and our students of Catholic and private schools healthy in mind, body and spirit this winter. Stay tuned for more health and wellness ideas for students and families of WNY Catholic schools. Good luck with your New Year's resolutions!