What it is
It is important for teens to take care of themselves. You work hard and you deserve a break. If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed make sure you are keeping up with sleep, nutrition, and exercise. Below are some tips to help make sure you are making the right choices and if not how you can improve in these areas.
Zzzzz-The Importance of Sleep
Teens should get about 8-10 hours of sleep a night. Not happening? Trying to take a nap or catch up on some sleep on the weekend. Be careful not to sleep too much during a nap because it can impact your nighttime sleep.
Sleep impacts your ability to pay attention, your mood, your grades, your athletic performance, if you drive drowsy it increases your risk for an accident. Lack of sleep can also cause emotional problems such as sadness and depression.
Exercise Benefits- They are endless!
Exercising does not mean that you have to do things that you do not like. Take a walk with a friend, try out yoga, or try something new!
- Improves your entire body including your mind
- Improves memory
- Helps you sleep better
- Higher self esteem
- Improves your mood
- Relieves stress
- Gives you more energy
Teen nutrition is more individualized based upon each teens needs and level of activity. Fueling your body with the right nutrition can also benefit your body in multiple ways, including energy.
Do you want help with improving your wellness? We can help!
For more information on wellness talk to you school nurse, counselor, teacher, or your doctor.
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Sexual Health & Pregnancy
Physical, emotional, verbal, cultural, and sexual are all types of violence. Bullying and the intent to harm are violent behaviors. Violence can come from anyone whether they are an adult or teen as well as familiar and unfamiliar people.
Do you identify or are you questioning your gender identity and gender expression? Are you thinking about coming out to your friends and family? This is a very personal process and it is a very intimate and vulnerable time when sharing with others.