Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Vaping isn’t considered safe for teens because your brain is still developing and can expose you to toxic substances and nicotine.

Exposure to nicotine and toxic substances in vaping devices can cause your breathing to become rapid and shallow, as well as increase heart rate and blood pressure.  The vapor can contain volatile organic compounds, flavoring such as diacetyl which is a chemical linked to a serious lung disease and heavy metals such as nickel, tin and lead. Nicotine use can also rewire the brain, which can impact your concentration, learning and impulse control.

Be a Hero: Take Time to Praise a Child

Be A Hero: Connecting with children each day lowers the chance for them to engage in risky behavior later in life. Whether you’re a parent, relative, teacher or friend, the time you spend with kids matters.

To learn more visit the website here: https://bemyherotoday.com/

 

Life of a Student Athlete Tip of the Week

Tip: Misusing prescription drugs can be harmful to your health and impact your participation in sports.

 

Only take medications that are prescribed to you and follow instructions from the doctor carefully. Prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs including sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs and cough and cold remedies can be harmful to your health if you don’t take the medication as directed. Do not take any medications that are prescribed to someone else, side effects can include nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite or even vision loss.

Freeport Project Sticker Shock

Thank you to Freeport Middle School students, Phyllis Latham, Freeport Middle School Guidance Counselor, RSU 5 School Resource Officer Mike McManus, the Freeport Maine Police Department and our local businesses- Sam’s Italians Sam’s Italian Sandwich Shoppes and Bow Street Market in Freeport for a successful Project Sticker Shock.

Children and Media

Managing your kid’s device use can be challenging. Learn five simple steps to a healthy media diet.