Week 31 -- "Moderation Matters!" -- Grade 10

Week 31 -- "Moderation Matters!" -- Grade 10

Suite360 Student Lesson: Moderation Matters!

Brief Summary: This lesson discusses the importance of understanding how “Everything in Moderation” can help change your lifestyle.  The  lesson discusses  healthy amounts of exercise and provides healthy nutritional advice.  The quality of our health goals directly affects our mental and physical health as well as the quality of life. This includes things like productivity, emotional health, brain and heart health, and even our weight.

Students need to be able to recognize the different signs of moderation vs. over-obsession.  It is unhealthy to avoid activity while it is also unhealthy to obsess about workouts and eating to the point of having a disorder.   With this lesson, they will be knowledgeable about the amount of time the Department of Health recommends teens to be active,  they will learn about the sugary drinks they consume daily and  what it looks like to incorporate healthy nutrition into their daily meals. 

Students will review informational videos in short segments. 

Shared vocabulary:

  • Moderation- The avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one's behavior, routines or habits
  • Healthy-in good health
  • Antioxidants- a substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products
  • Lifestyle- the way in which a person or group lives

Key Takeaways:

  • “Everything in Moderation” is a phrase used to advise someone that it is best not to have or do too much or too little of anything
  • The Department of Health has advice regarding exercise for teens but it is still ok to individualize your exercise plan
  • There are nutritional guidelines to follow that can change your life and how you feel mentally, emotionally and physically
  • Sugary drinks like Gatorade and various fruit juices are believed to be healthy…..they are not!  They contain as much sugar as a soda.

Continue the Conversation:

  • Have you ever started a nutrition or exercise routine and didn’t stick with it? Why do you think it was difficult to maintain the routine?
  • Give an example of how you need to improve your nutrition.
  • Tell me about one of your healthiest habits.
  • Tell about a time you struggled with doing too much of something.  What could you have done differently?

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