Presentation on theme: "Healthy Mind. Bell Ringer What do you do to help keep your mind healthy? What are some consequences of not having a healthy mind? What do you know about."— Presentation transcript:
Healthy Mind A healthy mind is important for performing normal activities of daily living A healthy mind makes it possible to – Communicate with friends and family – Function effectively at work and school – Perform other important activities in your life Question: List 1 important activity in your daily life that you need a healthy mind for.
Mind Power Label the Frontal, Parietal, Occipital and Temporal Lobe on your Learning Guide.
Mind Power Frontal Lobe: – Reasoning – Planning – Parts of speech – Movement – Emotions – Problem solving
Mind Power Parietal Lobe: – Movement – Orientation – Recognition – Perception of stimuli
Mind Power Occipital Lobe: – Visual processing Temporal Lobe: – Memory – Speech – Perception and recognition of auditory stimuli
Mind Power Cerebellum: – coordinates voluntary movements – such as posture, balance, coordination, and speech; resulting in smooth, balanced muscular activity.
Mind Power Activity: 1.Choose 1 of the functions of the brain. 2.Give that function to your shoulder partner. 3.Explain how your life would be different if you no longer had that specific brain function.
Mind Power Resource: http://www.healthline.com/human-body-maps/brain An interactive website that lets you explore the anatomy and physiology of the brain.
Strategies for a Healthy Mind 1.Exercise – Decreases stress, anxiety and depression – Improves blood flow to the brain Resulting in improved memory, creativity, problem- solving skills and overall condition of your body. – Also has many benefits for your body.
Strategies for a Healthy Mind 2.Get enough SLEEP – Sleeping has both physical and mental benefits – During sleep, the mind and body renew their energy stores and rebuild mental energy – Too little sleep can result in memory problems.
Strategies for a Healthy Mind Question! What are some strategies you can use to help you fall asleep?
Strategies for a Healthy Mind 3.Learn New Skills - AKA mental activities – Produce new connections between nerve cells that allow cells to communicate with one another so that you can store and retrieve information more easily – Challenging your mind keeps it sharp. Question: Name a disease in which the most symptoms are related to poor mental function.
Strategies for a Healthy Mind 4.Protect Your Head – Head injuries can affect your mental ability Memory loss and other cognitive declines – Head trauma can increase a person’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. – Take precautions to protect your head while participating in physical or recreational activities – Wear a HELMET! Question: List as many activities you can that should require a helmet for protection.
Strategies for a Healthy Mind 5.Avoid Addictions – Instead of coping with difficult situations, some will turn to harmful behaviors causing an addiction. – Addiction= a compelling need to take a drug or engage in a specific behavior.
Strategies for a Healthy Mind Question: What are some addictive behaviors? Can be healthy or unhealthy.
Strategies for a Healthy Mind 6.Avoid Substance Use – Alcohol and other drug use impairs the ability of the mind to function. – Cognitive abilities are affected by even small amounts of alcohol. Most vulnerable brain cells affected by alcohol are memory, attention, sleep, coordination, and judgment.
Strategies for a Healthy Mind 6.Avoid Substance Use continued… – A study of 15-16 year olds found that teens who drink heavily over a long period of time show deficits in Retrieval of verbal and non verbal information Performance on learning and memory tasks Planning and cognitive flexibility Consequences of the brain function and cognitive ability last long after drinking during adolescence.
Strategies for a Healthy Mind 7.Manage Stress: – When you’re stressed, your brain releases hormones that can damage your brain if you are exposed to them for days at a time. – Chronic stress can lead to depression or anxiety Question: What are 5 strategies to maintain a healthy mind that you will use in your life?
Find a Friend 1.Walk around the room with your paper and a pen 2.Find a classmate that has the same strategy as you. 1.Initial next to the strategy 3.Only 1 person can initial your paper 4.Have a seat in your chair once all 5 have been initialed.
Healthy Mind Activities Activity directions: 1.Complete the activities that help maintain a healthy mind in your Learning Guide. ON YOUR OWN PLEASE. 1.Crossword 2.Word Search 3.Sudoku 4.Jumble