Healthy Holidays At Fairholme

Healthy Holidays Newsletter & Website Summary

Fairholme Wellness Coaches, Hannah Perrott and Laura Healy, have presented to Year 7 to 10 students about the importance of having a Healthy Holiday. The presentation explored key topics including physical activity, sleep and device use. The goal of the presentation is to provide key research to students about sleep in holiday periods and to encourage critical thinking about the way they engage with physical activity and social media over the break.

Parents can gain more information from this presentation by visiting the additional resources below describing the importance of being active, recommendations for sleep over holiday periods, research findings about consequences of problematic smart-phone use, and advice from Apple on how to reduce interruptions and manage screen time.

Additional Resources:

To access the following research articles, type the titles (in bold) into Google Scholar ›

      • Bei, B., Allen, N. B., Nicholas, C. L., Dudgeon, P., Murray, G., & Trinder, J. (2014). Actigraphy‐assessed sleep during school and vacation periods: A naturalistic study of restricted and extended sleep opportunities in adolescents. Journal of sleep research, 23(1), 107-117.
      • Vogel, E.A., Rose, J.P., Roberts, L.R., & Eckles, K. (2014). Social comparison, social media, and self-esteem. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 3(4), 206-222.
      • Wolniewicz, C.A., Tiamiya, M.F., Weeks, J.W., & Elhai, J.D. (2018). Problematic smartphone use and relations with negative affect, fear of missing out, and fear of negative and positive evaluation. Psychiatry Research, 262, 618-623.doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2017.09.058.
      • Woods, H.C., & Scott, H. (2016). #sleepyteens: social media use in adolescence is associated with poor sleep quality, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Journal of Adolescence, 51, 41-49. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.05.008.