Caring for Your Body Exercise Improve your diet Make the right decisions for your body Sleep well Relax
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT Fats, Oils, and Sweets (use sparingly) Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese Group (2-3 Servings) Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs, and nuts (2-3 servings) Vegetables (3-5 servings) Fruits (2-4 servings) Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta (6-11 servings)
THE REFUSAL SKILLS Ask questions: “Why would I want to smoke?” Name the trouble: “Smoking pot is illegal.” “Smoking will ruin my breath.” State the consequences: “I could get arrested if I’m caught.” “Someone might take advantage of me.” Suggest an alternative: “I’d rather play basketball.” “Hey, why don’t we go see a movie.” Take off: “Sorry, everyone. But I’m out of here.”
How can I sharpen my mind? The Brain Educate yourself (read, write, learn) Learn a new skill
Caring for the Brain Nothing in life comes easy. You have to pay the price! Everyone has to pay the price.
Reading Helps Reading is foundational to everything else and doesn’t cost that much. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Caring for Your Heart Focus on building relationships Laugh Keep promises to yourself (set new goals) Do small acts of kindness