Tip: Athletes who sleep at least 8 hours per night are 68% less likely to sustain an injury compared to those who get less sleep.
Lack of sleep impacts reaction times and performance and causes fatigue. Aim to sleep at least 8 hours per night to maximize muscle growth, repair and recovery. This will also help improve cognitive skills and concentration. All of these factors together can contribute to a lower rate of athletic injuries.
Stress Management: Learn to Identify What Causes Stress
– Stress is not all bad
– Have a mindset of resilience
– Save energy
– Avoid catastrophic thinking
– Parents as role models
– Three questions to put things into perspective
– The power of yet: a word that shows change is possible
Learn more about these tips in the article from Center for Parent and Teen Communication here!
The Drug Free America Foundation reports, “While youth are presumably at a lower risk of contracting COVID-19 and experiencing complications from the virus, these findings suggest that this presumption is not true among youth and young adults who vape. These findings are especially concerning as youth return to school, as sharing vaping devices is a common practice. Because the virus can be transmitted through touching the hands to the mouth and face, vaping could contribute to youth falling ill or spreading COVID-19.”
To view a resource related to vaping and COVID-19, visit: https://www.dfaf.org/…/2…/05/Vaping-Smoking-and-COVID-19.pdf
As we all deal with implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to remember the additional stress it places on our youth. We have compiled and are sharing a list of resources for families, counselors, educators, and other community members, to help address the additional pressures, stresses, and changes our youth are encountering during this challenging time.
Research shows that youth turn to substances for a number of reasons — stress, loneliness, and periods of transitions are some of the leading causes that can trigger unhealthy choices. We know you are concerned about keeping children safe and healthy, we will continue to add to these tools and resources, so please check back often.
View our helpful resources here: https://www.cascobaycan.org/covid-19-support/
Vaping devices are popular among teens and are now the most commonly used form of nicotine among youth in the U.S. Some research shows that many teens do not even realize that vaping cartridges contain nicotine, and assume the pods contain only flavoring. Learn more here!
Lynn Lyons, Psychotherapist, Anxiety and Children most recent podcast episode highlights tips for co-parenting in a pandemic. Children feel our stress, so let’s help and support our kids the best way we can!