6 ways to stay healthy during term time

Being a teacher is much more than just planning lessons and curriculum.

It’s a multifaceted profession, making your well-being SO important.

Use our tips for improving your mental and physical health during the school day. 

1. Sing in Class.

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 How many times do you fall into the trap of saying "no talking!" or "I need quiet!" every day? It’s exhausting!  

 

Play a song that your students will recognise and ask them to sing along!

2. Stay active!

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When energy levels are low, put on some music and ask your pupils to follow a simple dance routine. A sure way to bring back some energy to the classroom.

 

It’s been proven that dancing can boost your mood and mental health, so take note!

3. Smile more.

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Smiling tricks your brain into making you feel happy (even if you’re having the worst day). It’ll also encourage your pupils to smile, too, making it a win-win! 

4. Meditate.

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Meditation is what really calms your mind and body. Ask your pupils to close their eyes and think about nothing for a few moments.

 

This will help reduce any stress, anxiety or worries that your class may be experiencing (and it will give you a few minutes of peace and quiet!). 

5. Drink more water.

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Staying hydrated is absolutely crucial. Start each day with a glass of water and some freshly-squeezed lemon juice, and within a week you’ll notice a real difference!  

6. Eat a banana at lunchtime.

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Bananas are truly magnificent fruits; they improve our heart rate and decrease blood pressure. Rich in vitamins, this super food will also protect your eyesight and they help the body metabolize fats and proteins — what’s not to like?!

 

 

What are your best tricks for staying healthy during the school term? Let us know on our Facebook or Twitter page!

 

STAEDTLER Teachers’ Club