This week, our Grade 5 students completed their unit on the Human Body and participated in a Brainable Workshop. This presentation was part of a new education program organized by Women’s Brain Health, a Canadian charity that helps educate students on the best ways to protect the health of our brain and how to keep it functioning well.
The goal of the presentation was to share that prioritizing our brain health when we are young can have a cumulative effect as we get older. The foundation for our mental wellbeing in adulthood starts in childhood!
Using the Six Pillars of Brain Health; physical exercise, healthy eating, mental exercise, sleep, social interaction, and stress reduction, the students learned that we can make lifestyle choices that have a current and future impact on our brain health.