The Respiralia Foundation offers a talk about Cystic Fibrosis at CEIP Mestre Colom with students of 6th grade of primary school.
Healthy habits for new generations
One of the objectives of the project “PrevAcción: get active in healthy habits”, sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, is to promote healthy habits in new generations.
This talk, which deals with the respiratory system and Cystic Fibrosis, focuses on those factors in our environment that can harm our health at the level of this system. In this way, the students know the consequences of each of these factors, including smoking.
Healthy eating will play a very important role in human health. It is known that the combination of a varied and healthy diet with physical exercise is essential for a good quality of life.
The reduction or elimination of added and industrial sugars or fried foods will be key to achieve balance in our diet.
The Respiratory System and Cystic Fibrosis Workshop
After talking about the importance of coughing and washing hands properly and helping people with some kind of limitation, this workshop focuses on the respiratory system and Cystic Fibrosis. Through an explanatory video and test questions, the students will understand the importance of taking care of themselves.
At the end of the theoretical part, we carry out a practical exercise in which we measure the number of breaths, the pulse and the diameter of an inflated balloon in a single breath, both at rest and after an explosive exercise.
Once the data is known, students can see the relationship between the respiratory system and the circulatory system and assess whether they need to make any changes in their physical exercise and dietary routines.