Fitness Facts and Health Stats
Safety is an important component of health and fitness, even if at times it doesn't seem so. Preventing injury is crucial to keeping your body strong and energized. It's easy to assume that nothing can hurt us but that's not always true. We've put together some informative graphs that emphasize the dangers of not being safe. Some statistics on activity level and obesity can be found here.
This website provides a lot of useful information for kids, teens, and parents on how to get healthy and stay healthy. Issues concerning puberty and illneses are also addressed.
Helping a Parent Who Smokes
Coping with an Alcoholic Parent
These two articles from the KidsHealth website are very useful for kids and young adults that want to help their parents stop smoking or drinking alcohol.
This program was created to provide everyone with quality health information on healthy living and encourage them to be physically active, participate in sports, and eat healthy.
The National Campaign
Resource for parents and teens to help them talk about sex and relationships.
Center for Young Women's Health
This site addresses issues young females face concerning women's health.
Profiles of Adolescents who are Not in Good Health
Health affects children’s immediate well-being and success, and it also has lifelong implications for educational, social and economic success. This article uses data from the 2011/2012 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) to describe adolescents who are in poor health and compare their personal, family, and neighborhood characteristics to those of healthier adolescents.
Staying Fit With Dad When You're in College
Being away for college doesn't mean that dads and their kids can't stay fit together. The following are a few suggestions for how dads and college students can stay healthy together during school breaks:
Workout Videos for You and Dad
There are many websites out there that offer free workout videos that you and dad can do together to stay fit. YouTube is a great source that provides videos for people of all fitness levels. If you start a workout program recommended by any YouTube channel or website, remember to talk to your doctor to get their approval and ensure you are doing everything safely!
Here is one example. More can be found on the Videos link above.
The Partnership for Male Youth
This is a great resource for adolescent and young men that discusses issues such as substance abuse, risky behaviors, suicide, STIs, and many more important health topics.
A Nurse's Guide To Nutrition for Teens:
Some helpful tips on healthy eating and diet for teenagers.
Healthy Habits for Families:
Pritikin Longevity Center
Focuses on wellness and nutrition, eating healthy, staying active, and setting and tracking goals. Includes information about reading food labels.