Dealing with Athletic Injuries
Other than sitting on the sidelines, there’s really no way to avoid some risk of injury as an athlete. You can, however, reduce your risk of getting seriously hurt. And if you are hurt, you can make sure you take the right steps to get treatment and return to your sport as soon as possible. […]
9 Ways to Stay Safe on Your College Campus
There are ways you can improve your safety at college as well as keep your belongings secure. This article goes into detail about the 9 ways to stay safe on your College Campus and the resources that may be available to you!
Guide to Staying Safe on Campus
Whether you are going away for college or staying in your hometown staying safe on campus should always remain at the top of your priority list. Whether you’re going to a party with friends , talking online to someone or making online purchases always be aware of what you are doing and who is around […]
Setting SMART New Year’s Resolutions
Happy New Year! The new year is a great time to set goals, but it can be hard to keep those goals as the year goes on. Setting SMART goals will make it easier for you to stick to them. What are SMART goals? SMART Goals are: S: Specific State exactly what you want to […]
Flu Vaccination Week
The first week of December is flu vaccination week! Have you gotten your flu shot yet? If not, here’s your reminder… If you are able, get your flu shot! Check out this article from the American Lung Association about preventing the flu. The flu shot is covered by most health insurance plans. It also causes […]
Weight Lifting for Girls
Is lifting weights a good idea for girls? The short answer is, yes! Lifting weights is a great idea for girls. Both boys and girls can benefit from a regular exercise program including aerobic activity, weight training, and stretching. Lifting weights can help build muscle strength and tone. Lifting also works to boost your energy […]
Dealing with Sports Injuries
Other than sitting on the sidelines, there’s really no way to avoid some risk of injury as an athlete. There are basically two types of sports injuries: acute and overuse. Acute injuries happen suddenly, such as a hard hit in football or a bad landing after a layup in basketball. They cause bruises, muscle sprains, […]
Calcium: The Teen Bone Builder
While your teen’s body grows, their bones are growing rapidly so they will need a lot of calcium in their diets. Calcium is found in milk and milk products like cheese and yogurt, but can also be found in other products like certain canned fish, leafy greens, and some corn tortillas. Click this link to […]
What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?
You may have learned about BMI in health class, heard your health care provider talk about BMI, or gotten a BMI report card from your school. BMI, short for body mass index, is getting a lot of attention lately because some schools in the United States are measuring students BMI and sending home BMI report cards. […]
9 Dimensions of Wellness: BuzzFeed Quiz Edition!
Looking for a fun way to explore the 9 dimensions of wellness? Check out this list of BuzzFeed quizzes we compiled representing an aspect of each dimension! SPIRITUAL WELLNESS: Are You More Yoga or Pilates? Yoga and pilates are both great ways to get in touch with your spiritual side. This quiz may help you decide which […]
Top Tips for Getting Yourself to Drink More Water
Most people know that water is the healthiest beverage. Sometimes it can be hard to motivate yourself to drink enough water. Explore our top five tips for getting yourself to drink more water: Add fruit to your water. Adding slices of oranges, cucumbers, or berries is a great way to add flavor to your water in a […]
Staying Active in the City: Our Top Tips!
Looking for some easy ways to become more active? Here are a few of our top tips for staying active in the city: Walk, (see link for walking trails in NYC) Run – check out Harlem’s community run and the Bronx’s community run bike (see link for bike trails in NYC) instead of getting a ride or […]