Tip of the Week: Managing stress does not have to include the use of alcohol or drugs. The best way to handle stress is through healthy habits.
Exercise, healthy eating, sleeping well and maintaining close relationships are important in stress management. These key actions can help reduce stress levels and improve your quality of life. Quick fixes like drugs or alcohol may temporarily mask stress but the long-term effects are unhealthy.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month! Check out this short 3 minute video to learn 5 Tips To Help Your Teen Stay Safe And Substance Free!
Tip of the Week: Nicotine in one vaping pod is equivalent to the nicotine in one pack of cigarettes
Vaping marijuana or nicotine can cause respiratory problems and decrease aerobic capacity- it reduces athletic ability by interfering with lung function. It also causes shortness of breath 3 times more often than nonsmokers- nicotine narrows blood vessels and makes your heart work harder than it should.
You can play a significant role in protecting your child from the dangers of vaping and nicotine dependence. Maintain an open line of communication with your kid, and use the tips and suggestions in the American Lung Association’s Vaping Conversation Guide as a framework for having a productive conversation. The guide contains tips for:
Click here to access the guide.
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 weekand be sure to get 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Choose to be drug and alcohol-free.
Join us tomorrow, Tuesday March 16 @ 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT for a virtual screening and panel of LIKE a Documentary about the impact of social media on our lives.
“We talk a lot about the power of words…teaching kids to put words to their feelings, modeling emotional literacy. But the flip side of talking—the critical flip side—is listening. What happens when you don’t feel heard?” Listen to this 18 minute podcast from Lynn Lyons, Psychotherapist, Anxiety and Children to learn more!