Life of a Student Athlete Tip of the Week

Life of a Student Athlete Tip of the Week: Develop healthy habits early in life.

As a teenager it’s important to start healthy habits now that will keep you healthy later in life. Eat lean proteins, fruits and vegetables and some complex carbohydrates. For proper hydration, drink six to eight 12-ouce glasses of water a day. Exercise three to five days a week and be sure to get 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Choose to be drug and alcohol-free.

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Attention Boaters!

Boaters, even if cannabis is legal in your state, the federal government still considers it a Schedule I drug, which the feds say has the potential for abuse and has no accepted medical use. This is very important, because on any water (or land) under federal jurisdiction, it’s illegal to possess cannabis even though a state may have legalized it.

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

It is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week! Check out what teens are wanting to know about drugs and alcohol below!

National Drug Alcohol Facts Week

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Prep for the game: eat well, sleep plenty and think positively.

It is important not to stay up late the night before a game and not to sleep in either. When you wake up eat food high in protein and carbohydrates such as eggs and a bagel with peanut butter and depending on what time your game is, eat a good lunch as well. Remember, water and drinks high in electrolytes will help sustain your energy for the duration of the game. During the time before the game, try to use as little energy as possible and think about the best outcomes regardless of how tough your opponent may be.

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.

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