Health & Wellness @CISM

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STAYING HYDRATED: The Importance of WATER

Don’t think water consumption is a big deal? Your body is composed of nearly 70 percent water. It’s essential for your body’s systems to properly function. Water:
• Regulates body temperature
• Moistens tissues
• Protects organs
• Lubricates joints
• Prevents constipation
• Flushes out waste products
• Carries oxygen and nutrients to cells

Tip: Adults of all ages should drink a minimum of eight glasses of water daily. Children should drink six to eight glasses.

***More detail and supporting information is in the main article (CISM Parent Newsletter Issue No. 27).

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Fast facts on strep throat

Here are some key points about strep throat:
*Strep throat is caused by group A streptococcus bacteria
*Streptococcal bacteria are extremely contagious
*Children are more susceptible than adults because their immune systems have had less experience of pathogens
*If the sore throat is causing difficulty in breathing, seek medical help immediately

More detail and supporting information is in the main article (check the health and wellness section of CISM Parent Newsletter Issue No. 23).

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How to prevent Colds and Flu

1. Exercise: It’s a Proven Immune Booster
2. Eat and Sleep for Health
3. Wash Your Hands Often
4. Watch Your Fingers
5. Teach Prevention Hygiene to Your Kids
6. Get the Flu Vaccine
7. Clean for Virus Prevention
8. Practice Cold and Flu Prevention at Work
***Please read our Newsletter (Issue #20) for the full article***

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What is good posture?

What is good posture?

Posture is the position in which you hold your body and limbs when standing, sitting or lying down.

To have good posture means that you need to be aware of always holding yourself in a way that puts the least strain on your back, whatever you are doing.

Having good posture means that:

your bones and joints are in line so that muscles can be used properly
your spine has its three normal curves
ligaments holding the spine together are not being stressed
you don’t get tired as quickly
you don’t get pain in your back or other muscles
you look good!

To have good posture, you will need:

strong, flexible muscles, especially each side of the spine
well balanced muscles, not overdeveloped on one side
to be able to move freely
to be aware of your posture and work to improve it.

Regular exercise like running, walking, cycling and playing different sports will help to keep your back strong.

How to teach your children to have good posture

Teaching Good Posture

1. Teach by example. The best way to show children how to have good is to demonstrate as much yourself. Children, especially very young children, tend to learn best by observation.

2. Praise your child. Children need positive reinforcement and tend to learn better through praise than criticism. Do not merely tell your child to “sit up straight” when she is slouching. Praise her when she keeps her back straight as well. Tell your child how grown up and tall she looks when she’s sitting up straight, for example. This will give her motivation to work on good posture as she’ll engage in behaviors that gain her praise from adults.

3. Explain why good posture is important. Children might not be willing to follow instructions if they don’t see the benefit. Talk to your kids about why good posture can help in the long run.

  • Abnormal bone growth can result from long-term improper posture. Poor posture can result in disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome and spinal abnormalities, which can cause pain of the joints and limited mobility later on in life.[3]
  • Your breathing improves with better posture, which can increase your energy and ability to concentrate as your brain needs oxygen to work.[4]
  • Good posture can also improve self image. People who slouch less tend to feel better about themselves as standing tall and straight promotes confidence.

4. Use visuals. Children, especially very young children, thrive on the presence of visuals in order to learn. Use pictures and images to teach your child about posture.

 

SOURCE LINKS: http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?p=335&np=285&id=2505

http://wellnessforlife.com.sg/works/poor-posture/

http://www.wikihow.com/Teach-Your-Children-to-Have-Good-Posture

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What to do when your child is absent due to illness?

One of the most common reasons why students are not able to go to school is sickness.  The headmaster’s office should be notified of the absence before 7:30 am if a student will not go to school due to illness. When returning to school from an absence due to illness, a student should present a medical certificate or a parent’s note (depending on the number of days student was absent) to the clinic and obtain a clearance. For complete details, check the policy on Absence due to Illness in the Clinic Policies menu.

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CISM Running Club

Through the initiative of our President, Ms. Feli Atienza, the staff and faculty of CISM has organized a running club, consisting of 20 teachers and staff.  Training commenced last Monday, September 02, with part 1 of a workshop seminar conducted by Coach Lit Onrubia.  Coach Lit practices the principles of  Chi Running® , an approach developed by Danny Dreyer, which he describes as “a revolutionary approach to effortless and injury-free running and fitness walking that are applicable to all people regardless of fitness level or experience.”  CISM running club is part of the health and wellness program for employees that aims to encourage everyone to strive to be fit while having fun!

Coach Lit Talking About Chi Running

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