Here you will find assignments related to maintaining your health. You can reflect on nutrition, sleep, mental well-being, substances, sexual health, traffic behaviour, relationships, and all the choices you make for your health every day.
The objective is to reflect on your choices and lifestyle that affect your well-being, and maybe do a huge favour for yourself as well: a decision to take care of your health.
Well-being is about making small decision that have a huge positive impact on your life.
- Plain cheeseburger, 0 points
- Burger with salad, 1 point
- A handful of salad with an ordinary meal, 3 points
- Half a plate of salad, 4 points
- Other food cannot be distinguished from the plate, 5 points
Sugar has no nutrients at all, only energy. Sugar damages the teeth and hampers metabolism, which in turn causes overweight. Roughly estimated, the maximum daily recommendation for men for sugar consumption is approximately 26 pieces a day, and 22 for women. Read more on the Eat Well website (Syö Hyvää, currently only available in Finnish) website.
Fatigue and a short night’s sleep add to sugar craving. Energy drinks are easy to resort to when you feel that energy is low and you should be able to cope. However, energy drinks only contain empty energy, mainly in the form of sugar.
Where does sugar accumulate from?
Have a lunch in the school canteen and do the assignment
Half a plate of vegetables:
An example of a meal rhythm could be as follows:
Breakfast at 7-8 am
Lunch at 11-12 am
Snack at 2-3 pm
Dinner at 5-6 pm
Evening snack at 8-9 pm
You cannot always stick to the meal rhythm. Nevertheless, for example eating at school whenever possible helps to keep the energy level steady. It is easy to resort to snacking that may eventually accumulate more energy and less necessary nutrients than a decent meal if you skip lunch.
Assemble your snack = 1+1+1
You may only eat less than five grams of salt per day. This is very easily exceeded during the day.
Where does the salt accumulate from?