“Healthy Living For Teens” Presented by: Alexander Hawkins 4/10/12
Purpose• Juggling school work, athletics, a part-time job and a social life with friends, it’s no wonder teenagers today struggle to live a healthy lifestyle.• This presentation is a guide for teens on how to eat healthy, stay fit, and live a balance free life.• ―Through out this presentation‖4/12/2012 9:22 AM Alexander Hawkins
Maintain a Healthy Diet • Jumpstart your day by eating a well-balanced breakfast. Here are some quick prep, delicious, high protein breakfast ideas to try: 1) Oatmeal with chopped nuts, raisins, a slide banana or slice strawberries 2) Add some fresh fruit to a low fat yogurt topped with some granola or chopped nuts 3) Whole grain toast or a bagel with peanut butter 4/12/2012 9:22 AM Alexander Hawkins
―Pack a lunch with a punch‖ • Lunch time in the school cafeteria is most likely a time where eating lunch is not a priority and socializing with your friends is. Here are some easy to eat, healthy lunch ideas to help you finish your school day strong and energized. 4/12/2012 9:22 AM Alexander Hawkins
Healthy Lunch Ideas• Egg or tuna salad on whole wheat bread with lettuce and tomato and a piece of fruit on the side• Turkey on whole wheat wrap with lettuce• Salad with lots of colorful veggies 4/12/2012 9:22 AM Alexander Hawkins
Satisfying Suppers • Add a small salad to1) Stir fry vegetables each of the delicious with shrimp, chicken dinner ideas below and or tofu2) Chicken fajitas with you will be able to finish guacamole and salsa your night strong and3) Broiled salmon or chicken with energized vegetables4) Baked potato with vegetables or chili toppings 4/12/2012 9:22 AM Alexander Hawkins
Smart Snaking Ideas• Whole wheat pretzels with spicy mustard• Rice cakes with peanut butter and raisins• Low fat yogurt topped with fresh fruit• Fresh cut veggies and hummus• Trail mix—combine whole grain oats, chopped walnuts, and dried cranberries 4/12/2012 9:22 AM Alexander Hawkins
Why Exercise is Wise • Experts agree that teens should get 60 minutes or more of moderate vigorous exercise each day. • Aerobic exercise includes – Biking – Running – Swimming – Dancing 4/12/2012 9:22 AM Alexander Hawkins
• It is recommended thatHow Much Sleep DoYou Need? teens sleep 8.5 to 91) Set regular bedtime hours each night.2) Exercise regularly However, if you have3) Avoid caffeine after 4 pm difficulty waking in the4) Relax your mind morning, are falling5) Limit daytime naps asleep in classes, here6) Create the right sleeping environment are some tips7) Wake up with a bright light4/12/2012 9:22 AM Alexander Hawkins
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