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Competency 3 – Adopts a healthy, active lifestyle

By building on what they have learned in elementary school, secondary school students continue to learn how to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle. In this regard, the program content is more comprehensive and focused. Students are asked to develop a detailed plan of action aimed at improving or maintaining healthy and active lifestyle habits (e.g. a training program, a plan for changing a lifestyle habit). Teachers propose a variety of activities (e.g.  keeping a health journal, team pentathlon, outdoor outings, fitness tests) to help individual students find an activity they like and that they can engage in regularly, either alone or with others. In addition, students will learn about different concepts relating to diet, sleep and stress management, among other things, which may motivate them to change certain lifestyle habits that they will personally target throughout the five years of secondary school.