There is an overwhelming amount of information dedicated to the healthy living of teens and families. Listed below are a variety of websites that can help your family bone up on their knowledge of nutrition, exercise and healthy living. We welcome you to explore the following links with your family!
This is a great site for anything about kids. It contains information on exercise, proper diet, what to do when you're not feeling well and much, much more! It also has a section for parents and teens.
http://www.bam.gov/sub_physicalactivity/index.htmlMake up your own fitness calendar and try out the activity cards at the Body and Mind physical activity site. Get advice from a physical activity expert. You can even take a quiz that will help you find out which activities will best suit your personality.
http://www.getactivestayactive.com/Log into this site from PECentral to Get Active and Stay Active. Build your own fitness journal here, and once you get started with 60 minutes of physical activity every day you are on your way to meeting the President's Challenge for an Active Lifestyle.
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/nutrition/index.htmlClick on the Sports and Nutrition link to find guidelines for young athletes, including pregame meal planner and healthy ways to stay hydrated during physical activity. Have fun with food ideas, recipes, snacks, jumprope games and fitness rhymes to help you maintain an active lifestyle.
http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/shows/show_fitforlife_tips.htmlDiscover dozens of ideas at the In the Mix Eat Smart & Exercise Web site. Be sure to read the Teen Tip Sheet and try the BMI calculator provided here to measure your fitness levels. Then view the clips to hear from active teens who know the benefits of healthy food choices and regular physical activity.