Self-Care Tips

Student Health Advisory Council ------ February 2021

IN THIS EDITION:

The Epic Hand Washing Parody

Body Image and Self- Esteem

Take Charge of Your Health

Quit Vaping and Stay Vape-Free

9 Safety Tips for Going Out Alone

Attitude of Gratitude

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The Epic Hand Washing Parody

Body Image and Self-Esteem

Do you ever wish you could change something about your body? If so, you're not alone. Lots of people feel unhappy with some part of their looks. But when you get stuck on what you don't like, it can really bring down your self-esteem.

You don't need a perfect body to have a good body image. When you like your body as it is, right now, you boost your body image. And your self-esteem too.

But what if I need to be in better shape? Some people think, "When I get in better shape, I'll like my body. But it's best to start the other way. First, accept your body. Find things to like about it. Take good care of your body. When you like your body, it's easier to treat it right.

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Take Charge of Your Health

As you get older, you’re able to start making your own decisions about a lot of things that matter most to you. You may choose your own clothes, music, and friends. You also may be ready to make decisions about your body and health.

Making healthy decisions about what you eat and drink, how active you are, and how much sleep you get is a great place to start. Here you’ll learn

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Quit Vaping and Stay Vape-Free

Has coronavirus got you thinking that it might be time to stop vaping? Did you know one study tested more than 4,300 young people for the coronavirus and found that those who vaped regularly were five to seven times more likely to test positive? There is evidence that vaping harms the lungs, which might increase the risk of coronavirus infection or a more serious case of COVID-19. Quitting can be tough, but you are tougher. Click here for more info and resources to quit vaping and stay vape-free.

9 Safety Tips for Going Out Alone



  1. Have your cellphone charged and with you in case you need to make an emergency call.
  2. Let a parent know where you will be and whom you are with. Update them if plans change.
  3. Pay attention to your surroundings, including traffic, people around you, and where you parked your car.
  4. Walk-in well-lit public areas at night.
  5. Wear reflective clothes when jogging or biking at night.
  6. Keep headphones at a low volume if you wear them while walking or jogging.
  7. Don’t text and walk or drive. Remind friends to put down their phones while driving.
  8. Don’t drink alcohol or use drugs. Don’t get in a car with a driver who has been drinking or using drugs.
  9. Use parents as an excuse to leave an unsafe or uncomfortable situation.

Resource: Shine365

Attitude of Gratitude

An attitude of gratitude means creating a conscious mindset and habit to be a thankful and express appreciation for every aspect of your life, both big and small. When you have an attitude of gratitude, you focus on expanding the positives in your life rather than dwelling on the negatives.

8 benefits of having an attitude of gratitude include:

  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
  • You feel more abundant.
  • People multiply in value.
  • You feel healthier and happier.
  • Life becomes simpler
  • Physical and mental health improves.
  • You stop comparing yourself to others.
  • You become more active rather than reactive.

Here are 5 ways to cultivate an attitude of gratitude so you can practice being grateful every day.

1. Choose to focus on appreciation

2. Choose three things to be grateful for every day

3. Surround yourself with grateful people

4. Be intentional in the present

5. Change your thinking

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Fresh Start Fitness - GoNoodle

Remember GoNoodle in middle school? Well, here is our version.

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