Welcome back to the CAFYIR blog! In this week's blog post we will discuss good health and mental/physical well-being. We encourage you to read along, enjoy, and maybe even learn something new!
CAFYIR on the Computer
This week the CAFYIR on the Computer students all started working on their special, end of year projects!
All of our students' are using the skills they learned this year to produce some amazing creations for their friends, family, and all of you. Stay tuned over the next few weeks to learn more about what these projects are.
We hope you learn a lot of new information from our content as well. Feel free to share what you have learned, a topic you are interested in, questions, or anything else with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each day this week CAFYIR's social media will have informative and engaging posts regarding good health and well-being. Be sure to check it out!
If you'd like to support our mission and learn a lot of new things while doing it, check us out on social media! Leave a like and follow, tag us in posts of you trying new things, and use the #CAFYIR when applying what you learned in our blog posts or YouTube videos.
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Fantastic Fact Floor
Today's fact theme is health! If you have any unique facts share them with us, on social media, using the #CAFYIR.
Did you know that there is more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world?!
Did you know that one single bacteria cell can multiply into more than 8 million cells in less than 24 hours?!
Did you know that eating eggs can enhance your reflexes?!
Did you know that bananas and oatmeal can boost your mood?!
Did you know that laughing can increase blood flow by 20%?!
This week's Tip Toolbox features some ways that you can work to better your well-being and quality of life daily
1) Get good rest. Sleep is important to keeping a good physical and mental state. Studies show that children, depending on their age, need between 8 and 11 hours of sleep per day. Enough sleep will leave you feeling refreshed and balanced, so it is important to make it a priority!
2) Go outside, under the sun. Even if it is just a few minutes each day, exposure to Vitamin D can drastically improve your overall mood. When in the sun, your body produces happiness hormones called endorphins. But remember, when going in the sun it is important to take the proper measures to protect your skin: be sure to always wear sunscreen, especially on your face!
3) Laugh more! It is proven that people who try to smile more, generally lead a happier life! Carve out some time in your day to play with your adorable pet or to laugh and enjoy conversation with those around you (whether that is in-person or virtually). It is impossible to be happy all the time, but it is important to remember that we are all worthy of happiness and a good quality of life.
Section for Sustainable Development
Today we will be talking about SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being. SDG 3 works to "ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages."
SDG 3 recognizes that even with the progress we have made, there is still room for improvement in the areas of child and maternal health, immunizations, and HIV and Tuberculosis response. The healthcare disruptions that were caused by the COVID-19 pandemic not only brought medical research to a halt, but has also left hospitals and other medical facilities overwhelmed with cases of COVID-19 in addition to other, preexisting viruses.
Current Events Collection
This week's current event collection features a lot of information. Today we will be talking about COVID-19.
COVID-19 has been something that has affected us all. Presently, there have been 128 million COVID-19 cases and 2.81 million COVID-19 deaths worldwide.
Medical professionals and scientists have been hard at work looking for possible solutions to this devastating virus. After the swift mobilization of years of SARS and other virus research, various companies have been able to create, clinically test, and produce COVID-19 vaccines.
COVID-19 vaccines became available to the public at the end of 2020 and as of right now 129 million people, in the U.S., have been fully vaccinated.
Vaccinations are extremely important because they give your immune system the antibodies is needs to fight off disease and reduce the risk of infection. Furthermore, those who take the COVID-19 vaccine are less likely to catch or transmit the virus. However, it is still important to continue following CDC Guidelines for social distancing and mask usage! To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, click here!
This week's Activity is based on CAFYIR's YouTube:
Once you have watched the video draw a picture or write down one way you can promote good health and well-being in your community!
"I can promote good health and well-being, in my community, by wearing a mask when I am out in public."
Now think of your own response and share it with us on social media using the #CAFYIR!
Weekly Writing Prompt:
What can you do to improve your mental and physical wellbeing?
Share your response to the question above with us on social media with the #CAFYIR.
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."
- Mahatma Gandhi
“Health is a state of complete mental, social, and physical well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." - World Health Organization
“Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have."
- Winston Churchil
CAFYIR Special Segment
Hello friends, this is Alexis, back with a special book recommendation for this week. I hope everyone is healthy and well! Today I would like to recommend a book that is all about good health and well-being.
The book is called: "Grow Strong! A Book About Healthy Habits" by Cheri J. Meiners and illustrated by Elizabeth Allen.
You can check out the read along here!
"We Challenge You!"
This week, we challenge you to do one thing that will help improve your overall wellbeing. The options are endless! You can set a bedtime to go to sleep earlier, take a walk under the sunlight, or even spend a few minutes journaling or meditating each day.
Share who you decided to learn about with your friends, family, and us by using the #CAFYIR!
Conclusion and Contact Us
Thank you for reading this week's blog. We hope you enjoyed! Check back next week for a new post. In the meantime connect with us on social media:
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Alex Daniel March 5, 2020. “50 Science-Backed Health Facts That Will Blow Your Mind.” Best Life, 5 Mar. 2020, bestlifeonline.com/health-facts/.
“Cute Happy Vaccine Bottle Fight With Coronavirus Design.” Freepik, 6 Apr. 2020, www.freepik.com/premium-vector/cute-happy-vaccine-bottle-fight-with-coronavirus-design_7547639.htm.
“Goal 3 | Department of Economic and Social Affairs.” United Nations, United Nations, sdgs.un.org/goals/goal3.
The Good Body. “70 Surprising Health Facts You Need to Know!” The Good Body, 30 Mar. 2021, www.thegoodbody.com/health-facts/.
hilaire, Kildine de saint. “9 Tested Tips to Improve Your Wellbeing and Quality of Life.” The Wellbeing Project, The Wellbeing Project, 30 July 2019, wellbeing-project.org/improve-wellbeing/.
Meiners, Cheri J., and Elizabeth Allen. “Grow Strong! - a Book about Healthy Habits.” Amazon, Free Spirit Publishing Inc.,u., 2016, www.amazon.com/Grow-Strong-about-healthy-habits/dp/1631980858.
“U-N-L-V.” About | Student Wellness Center | University of Nevada, Las Vegas, www.unlv.edu/studentwellness/about.
“Vaccines and Immunization: What Is Vaccination?” World Health Organization, World Health Organization, www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/vaccines-and-immunization-what-is-vaccination?adgroupsurvey=%7Badgroupsurvey%7D&gclid=CjwKCAjwu5CDBhB9EiwA0w6sLX45k8IvVA9lySJHnWgmBNemsmecUPEDg_6Sxi3-DlugNA8TayhToxoCKlcQAvD_BwE.
Written by Anu Pillai S, Digital Transformation Leader. “How Data Can Keep Frontline Workers Safe from COVID-19.” World Economic Forum, www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/06/data-frontline-workers-covid-19/.
Wu, Jin, et al. “The Pandemic's Hidden Toll: Half a Million Deaths.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 21 Apr. 2020, www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/21/world/coronavirus-missing-deaths.html.