In this lesson we will learn about healthy attitudes. Visit the following website, THINK, whose mission is to bring information about health and fitness to teens.
Activity 1: Read the information on the website and in pairs, write five tips to stay healthy for each of the five different sections:
- Nutrition: diet vs lifestyle, eating disorders, the food pyramid, vitamins and minerals
- Hygiene: dental health, braces, acne
- The Mind: Stress and time management, depression, anger and violence, coping with divorce
- Additions: tobacco, alcohol and drugs
- Sports: which sport for you?, training, too much of a good thing
Insert your tips in a comment to this post.
Activity 2: Now individually, write a health article (180-200 words) about one of the ideas suggested in the website BodyMojo. Deadline: 21 January
Food & Nutrition
- Why Teenagers Should Care About Obesity
- It’s Easy to Make Health Foods Taste Good
- Getting Your Family To Eat Better
- What it Means to be Vegetarian (or Vegan)
- Healthy Snacking
- Schools Banning Soda/Vending Machines: A Teen Perspective
- Are “Health Foods” Really Good For You?
- Do Diets Work and Should Teenagers Go on Them?
- What You Need to Know About Weight Gain During Adolescence
- Type II Diabetes Increasing in Teens
- Living with Food Allergies: What My Friends Need to Know
- Make Cooking Fun
Exercise & Fitness
- Get Up and Move: Why it’s Important to Be Active
- A Paradox? Teen Sports Getting More Competitive but More Teens are Becoming Fat
- Common Sport Injuries and What Experts Say To Do
- When Neighborhoods Are Unsafe to Play In: Ways to Be Physically Active
- Staying Hydrated: The Benefits of Water
- Benefits of Physical Activity
- Why Exercising is a Great Way to De-Stress
- Not an Athlete, Skateboarder or Dancer: Other Ways to be Active
Body Image, Self-Care, and Self-Confidence
- What is Body Image?
- 10 Ways to Feel Good About Yourself
- Body Shape: The Role of Heredity and Healthy Lifestyle
- Body Odor: How to Tell a Friend
- The Ads May Be Slick But Down Deep They Make Me Sick (Learning to Be a Media Critic)
- When New Fashions Don’t Wear Well (How to Choose Clothes That Suit Your Body Type)
- Signs of an Eating Problem
- How Relaxation Training or Mediation Can Reduce Stress
- How to Challenge Negative Thinking About Yourself, Your Body and Your Life
Mood and Behavior
- Food as a Drug: How to Break the Habit
- Why Binges can Backfire
- Curing My Inner Chocoholic
- Breakfast of Champions Starts the Day Right
- Caffeine Drinks: Wha’t the Buzz?
- Depressed? There Are More Things To Do Besides Eat
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