Viewers learn why five servings of fruits and vegetables per day are important. A physician urges people to "eat the rainbow," that is, vegetables of many colors. Teens share what vegetables they like.
Learn tips that make it easier to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
Viewers are encouraged to drink 32 ounces of pure water every day. What do the experts say about water consumption? What do students say about their water drinking habits? We learn how to drink more water each day.
Positive mental health can help us deal with stress and depression, and it can strengthen the immune system. We learn what experts and students say about positive mental health. The brain's neurotransmitters help lower depression.
Hear what experts and students have to say about limiting screen time to 2 hours per day. Learn different ways to substitute activities other than staring at screens.
Hear what experts and students have to say about the importance of physical activity. Physical activity has many health benefits. We learn how to build physical activity into the day.
Experts and students stress the importance of getting 8 hours of sleep per night. Getting enough sleep is essential for good health. Certain activities such as video games and sugar consumption prior to bedtime can interfere with healthy sleep patterns.
Credits: 54321+8 Countdown to Your Health
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Using the easy-to-remember countdown format shown in the title, this video outlines a strategy that can help teens and adults stay healthy. Viewers learn a daily regimen of the following vital actions: eating five types of fruits and veggies; drinking four glasses of water for cleansing and hydration; enjoying three laughs with friends (aiding mental well-being, lowering anxiety and depression, and even improving the immune system); putting in place a limit of two hours of TV or computer time; performing at least one hour’s worth of physical activity; and getting eight hours of sleep. In addition, medical professionals share the facts behind the numbers and offer some practical advice about how to live the countdown. A viewable/printable worksheet is available online. (23 minutes)
Length: 25 minutes
Copyright date: ©2012
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