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SKILLS ACADEMY WALES  AN INTRODUCTION TO WELLBEING
INTRODUCTION As young people mature, there are lots of pressures relating to their personal health which involve emotional...
SECTION 1 HEALTHY EATING  A healthy, balanced diet is essential for good health and wellbeing. What can we do to get the b...
As you can see the plate is made up of five food groups                       Fruit and vegetables Bread, rice, potatoes a...
    Eat at least five portions of different types of fruit and vegetables a day. A 150ml glass of unsweetened 100  fruit j...
    Dairy products provide calcium but can be high in fat. Choose reduced fat versions when possible eg semi-skimmed milk,...
What is an    eating disorder     An eating disorder is a mental health condition that involves an unhealthy relationship ...
EXERCISE  Have a healthy body through exercise  Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and can help...
Try to minimise the amount of time spent watching TV or playing computer games and being    a couch potato      Exercise T...
DRINKING ALCOHOL  What is alcohol  To make alcohol you need to put grains, fruits or vegetables through a process called  ...
The risks of drinking too much Over-consumption of alcohol, known as    binge-drinking   , is when a person drinks more th...
What are the long-term risks of drinking too much  Regularly drinking more than the recommended daily limits risks damagin...
As well as health problems, long-term alcohol abuse can lead to social problems such as                   Unemployment Div...
    Make a plan. Before you start drinking, set a limit on how much you   re going to drink     Set a budget. Only take a ...
Benefits of cutting down The immediate effects of cutting down include                       Feeling better in the morning...
DENTAL HEALTH  A healthy diet is good for your teeth  diet, smoking and alcohol all have an effect on dental health. Maint...
How can we help ourselves to maintain good dental health      The    eat well plate    shows what types of foods should ma...
    Severe gum disease causes at least one-third of adult tooth loss.      Flossing is an important element of oral hygien...