HOW SHOULD WEGET MORE TEENS By Summer, INVOLVED IN Victoria and Conner 8C HEALTHY ACTIVITIES?
HOW CAN WE GET MORE KIDS TO PARTICIPATE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES?Did you know that in order to maintain good health, you need to have atleast 1 hour of physical activity per day? Most kids in Canada and theU.S. do not get this daily and childhood obesity is increasing rapidly. Nowthe question remains, how will we stop this from happening? From abrisk walk through the park to a quick game of soccer, it‟s easy tomaintain. Dif ferent sor ts of activities will per tain to dif ferent kids withother interests. Some possible ways you can help your self would be to: G et i n fo rm ed o f di f fe re n t s po r t s o r da n c e g ro ups n e a rby Of fe r to s pe n d t i m e do i n g a n a c t i v i t y o f yo ur c h o i c e w i t h a fri e n d Jo i n a s po r t s te a m a t yo ur s c h o ol fo r fun M a ke i t fun , c h a n g e t h e a c t i v it y to s ui t yo ur t a s te s w h i l e s t i l l ke e pi n g yo ur s e lf m ov ing E n j oy w h a t yo u‟ re do i n g ! Yo u wo n ‟ t wa n t to ke e p do i n g i t i f yo u do n ‟ t l i ke i t !Those are just a few ways to get more active, although there are manymore. Living a healthy lifestyle will benefit you in many more ways thanjust having a healthy body, so it‟s a good motivation to get star ted!-Victoria
WHAT ARE THE TOP 5 TEEN HEALTH ISSUES AND WHAT RESOURCES CAN THEY GO TO?The top 5 teen health issues are:1. Smoking2. Drug abuse3. Childhood obesity4. Alcohol abuse5. Car accidentsSome resources they can go to are: Counselor The internet Parents A book Doctor-Summer
ARE THERE ANY APPS THAT CAN HELP? The answer is, yes! There are apps that can help with health and physical activity. Here are a few: Teen Health and Wellness WakeMyMojo The Snack Neutralizer Trainer Tony‟s Plate Calculator There are still more, but that is only what I found.-Conner
RESOURCES „How can we get more kids to get involved in physical activities?‟Website: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/get -active/getting-active.htmBook: “The Library of Nutrition”Written article: Chapter 3 of “The Library of Nutrition” -Victoria Apps: http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/static/mobile_web_app http://www.bodimojo.com/blog/bodimojos -two-teen-mobile-health-apps/ http://www.foodtechconnect.com/2011/08/24/teens -perspective-on-usdas-apps-for-healthy-kids/ -Conner 5 Things:http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publi cati ons/bi polar -di sorder-i n-children -and-teens-a-parents -guide/where -can-i-go -for-hel p.shtml-Summer