As you get older, you’re able to start making your own decisions about a lot of things that matter most to you. You may choose your own clothes, music, and friends. ...
With so many fad diets and fitness trends on the market, it can be daunting for teens to figure out the best ways to stay fit. The good news? Being healthy ...
When you hear the word dehydration (not enough water in the body), there’s a good chance that you automatically think of the heat; however, properly maintaining fluid balance in your body ...
More and more these days, you see teenagers hanging out at your neighborhood coffee shop, craving a caffeine kick. But what will it do for their health? “It’s kind of like ...
We are wrapping up the first athletic season of the school year and about to start winter sports. Even after several weeks back at school, some students and families are still ...
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. A 2013 survey by the APA found that stress is extremely common among teenagers. Teenagers who responded to the survey report they’re experiencing what they think ...
As we all know, the teenage years are some of the most stressful and confusing times of our lives. There are so many factors contributing to the way teens feel from ...
When you’re asked to participate in a 200-mile relay across Portland with one week’s notice, any variety of worries can pop into your head: I don’t have enough time to train! ...
The educational landscape is an ever-changing one — just ask any teacher. Yearly initiatives are introduced at the national, state, and local levels with the aim of better accommodating the changing ...
Eating well is crucial for growing teenagers because their nutrient needs are higher during this time. Most teenagers do not meet the recommendations for whole grains and fruit and vegetable intake. ...
New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics offer a single approach comprised of five simple and sensible strategies. While the eating habits of teens may seem to be one of ...
The American Psychological Association (APA) recently released its Stress in AmericaTM report (the full report can be located here). This year the report highlighted the stress experienced by American youth (teens ...
The effects of body image on self-esteem can be especially powerful during the teenage years. Although it’s perfectly normal to have negative thoughts and feelings towards yourself once in a while, ...
Day to day ups and downs are a normal part of adolescence, making it difficult to distinguish between normal teenage moodiness and depression. Teens might not always be able to articulate ...
Teenagers can be a notoriously sedentary group. Now a new study showed that school may be a big part of the problem. The study, which used GPS devices to track when ...
The life of today’s teenager is busy and in constant flux. They have increasing responsibilities at school and at home, their social lives are expanding, their independence is growing, and they’re ...
What should I know about eating disorders? Most importantly, you should know that Eating disorders require medical attention! The two best-known types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. ...
You keep your skin clean. You condition your hair. You’re eating right. You’re doing all you can to look and feel great. But are you missing out on an important part ...
Where has the summer gone? It seems like just yesterday that the final school bell rang and students eagerly raced for the door to begin their much awaited break. Fast forward ...
The teenage years can be some of the most exciting time in a child’s life but also some of the most stressful. Here are some tips for promoting social-emotional health among ...
As you get older, you’re able to start making your own decisions about a lot of things that matter most to you. You may choose your own clothes, music, and friends. ...
Any type of regular, physical activity can improve your fitness and your health. The most important thing is that you keep moving! Exercise should be a regular part of your day, ...
Teenagers and young adults don’t often think of this one when they consider pushing the limits. But spirituality is a healthy part of living – spiritual people tend to have less ...
If you’re a typical teenager with parents who always nag you about what you eat, how you eat, when you eat or don’t eat, and the amount of junk food you ...
You’ve got a lot on your plate, right? Between your school assignments, after school extracurricular activities, your job, your parents nagging you to do chores, and your time spent with friends, ...
School’s finally out, the weather is warm, and many teens don’t have a worry in the world. While Summer is a time to relax and have fun, it is important that ...
Prom is a night that almost all teens look forward to, and yet it can end in disaster for some with consequences that are far-reaching. Staying safe on prom night isn’t ...
Spring break is practically universal for “let loose and go wild.” But while you’ve earned your right to have a fun, relaxing, and exciting week off from school, it’s important not ...
Unsocial media… How many hours do you burn every single week scrolling down social media timelines, and how does this actually make you feel? A recent study highlighted how comparing yourself ...
With so many fad diets and fitness trends on the market, it can be daunting for teens to figure out the best ways to stay fit. The good news? Being healthy ...