Our mental and physical health has an enormous impact on our everyday lives. If we are happy and healthy, almost anything is possible. This month is National Health Month, meaning it is the perfect moment to consider some of the steps that we can take to improve our own health, as well as the health of others around us.
Whether it’s a new sport or hobby, or simply time spent with host families and friends, there are a number of ways that children can stay happy and healthy while in Canada. Read on to find out some of the actions that students can take to stay healthy while studying and living abroad.
Students Can Exercise Regularly While Studying in Canada
Regular exercise is an effective way to boost physical and mental health. Students attending public schools in Canada might have the chance to try various team sports. Some of Canada’s most popular sports include:
- Ice hockey
- And more!
This is good for physical health, as your child will maintain a good level of fitness while also having fun. Your child might even discover a hidden talent for a new sport while they study at a Canadian high school that they could enjoy well into adulthood!
Regular exercise is also proven to improve mental health by increasing self-esteem and reducing feelings of stress and anxiety. As well as this, your child may develop friendships while playing team sports!
Students Eat Well When They Study at a Canadian High School
The food that we consume can have a big impact on how we think and feel. If your child eats too much sugar, fat, or carbohydrates, they might feel lethargic and irritable.
At CAPS-I, we select our host families carefully. Our host families care about your child and will make sure that they receive three nourishing meals a day, as well as snacks. This includes traditional Canadian and North American food, so that your child can learn more about Canadian culture.
Your child may also have the opportunity to share some of their favourite traditional dishes with their host family. Canada is a very diverse country, and so it’s easy to access foods and ingredients from all over the world.
Mental Health Is Also Important for Students Living Abroad in Canada
Mental health is just as important as physical health. International public school students will have access to a wide network of supportive and trustworthy adults that they can talk to about any worries or concerns that they may have. Students living abroad in Canada will also have the chance to make new friends with Canadians and other study abroad students.
As well as this, they will be able to regularly connect with friends and family back home to help manage any feelings of homesickness.
Wherever your child chooses to study in Canada, their safety, health, and wellbeing will be a top priority. There will always be support available.
Does your child want to apply to school in Canada?
Contact CAPS-I for more information!