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Staying Healthy

We have to care for our body to stay healthy and to avoid diseases.

A clean body

  • Have a shower every morning and evening.
  • Wash your body with soap.
  • Wash your hair with shampoo. The shampoo can be bought, or made at home.

Clean hands

  • Wash your hands with soap and water whenever you come back home from school or other places, after playing and after visiting the toilet.
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  • Dry your hands with a towel.
  • Always wash your hands before you eat.
  • Keep your fingernails clean and short.
  • Do not pick your nose.
  • Do not suck your thumb.
  • Do not bit your finger nails.
  • Do not twirl your hair.
    Proper hand washing with soap and water

Clean teeth

  • Brush your teeth to keep them clean and healthy.
  • Brush your teeth in the morning and night.
  • Brush your teeth with a toothpaste and a toothbrush.
  • Do flossing, and occasionally rinse your mouth with a mouthwash.
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Eat healthy food

To stay healthy you need to eat lots of healthy food.

Some examples of healthy food are

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Brown rice
  • Whole meal bread
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Milk and cheese
  • Eggs

Also, drink lots of water every day to stay healthy. Drink more water after playing, and on hot days.

Unhealthy food

  • Sweets and fast food are unhealthy. Examples are doughnuts, ice cream, burger, French fries and all fried food.
  • Do not drink sweet carbonated drinks. They are unhealthy.
  • Avoid processed meat such as sausages and bacon.


  • Always exercise to keep your body strong and healthy.
  • You should exercise for at least an hour every day.

Cycling, swimming, playing with friends, playing catch, skipping, playing soccer, jogging, and brisk walking are good ways to exercise.

Grade 1 Worksheets - Staying Healthy

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