Yuan – “Healthy Diet”

The health issue I would like to present today is eating a healthy diet. This issue is important because it involves in our daily life. I picked this issue because as fast food become more common, teenagers begin to eat more unhealthy.  I learned that this issue affects teenagers by reduce our ability to lead an enjoyable and active life.


Some interesting facts about this issue are:
1. Healthy eating is associated with reduced risk for many diseases, including several of the leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.
2. Healthy eating in childhood and adolescence is important for proper growth and development and can prevent health problems such as obesity,

I believe that poor nutrition can contribute to stress, tiredness and our capacity to work, and over time, it can contribute to the risk of developing some illnesses and other health problems such as: cancer, being overweight, high blood pressure, and  high cholesterol.

To help solve this problem, you can use my pyramid as a guide. You can also use some guideposts.

Be Realistic
Be Adventurous
Be Flexible
Be Sensible
Be Active

Kim – “Practical Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle”

Think about your current lifestyle. Is it healthy or not so healthy? Are you leading a balanced life or maybe leaning to certain things too much? If so, this paragraph will help you change or improve your daily lifestyle. First of all, us teenagers, need to develop a healthy way of life so we, in the future would be more likely to succeed in any endeavor  we may want to pursue. With this in mind, I, myself always try to balance life. I do eat a healthy diet but always make sure I exercise daily whilst I squeeze in a time for an electronic or two.

A common misconception of a healthy lifestyle is always eating whole grains, running on a treadmill for an hour, no Mc.Donalds, etc. but a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be this strict. You don’t have to always exercise on a treadmill, a simple walk with your dog could be a better alternative as this improves your bond with your pet. Sometimes you can’t resist the urge of unhealthy foods so the things I do is have a day where you eat all the food you like, such as: chocolates, Pringles, Burgers etc. I get my self sick of these foods that for the rest of the week I don’t even want to look at them. This way of eating helps you maintain this kind of diet for a longer period of time.

I used to be one of those people who thought we had to cut back on things but I realized that you can eat those foods but you just have to control the days you eat it.

A healthy lifestyle is the key to leading a successful life in the future. Here are the key points:

  • Balancing between socializing, exercising, eating and resting.
  • Eat healthy but be practical about what you want to change in your current diet. 
  • And most importantly have FUN in your way of life. 😛

This picture really covers what a healthy lifestyle should look like.

How does our Advisory work???

Simple really!  It’s structured so that we have time to get to know each other, share our highlights of the day, and still have time to disseminate important information! 🙂

Every advisory is a bit different but still follows the same format below:

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Ours will include sharing our daily highs and lows (and getting feedback from each other) and you guys will be in charge of coming up with some of the games/activities every once in a while in rotation!

We meet for 30 minutes every Monday (2:35-3:00pm) and Wednesdays (right after lunch) in Rm 1124.