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Healthy Habits For Teenagers Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Habits For Teenagers.

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The Benefits of Eating Together

"Come and get it!" It may be dinnertime, but when was the last time your family sat down and enjoyed a mealtogether? With music lessons, ball practice, play rehearsal, and work schedules, it can be tough. Rounding up the troops for an eveni...  Read more

Say Good Night to Junk Sleep

Do you have to hit the snooze button over and over before you can finally drag yourself out of bed in the morning? Are you nodding off in math class on a regular basis? If you’re exhausted all the time but you don’t know why, your electro...  Read more

Fight for Your Food Rights

Who’s to blame for the obesity epidemic? The suspects are many, from television to schools to parents. A growing number of people are arguing that one culprit – the food and beverage industry – is getting off relatively scot-free. ...  Read more

The Sleep Quiz

Snoring is a common problem, especially among men, but it isn’t harmful. (True / False)   You can “cheat” on the amount of sleep you get. (True / False)   It is important to maint...  Read more

Outdoor Adventures Fit for Families

Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw...  Read more

Renewing my faith in becoming a healthier me
Updated 8/20/2014 4:25:07 AM

I have been on this roller-coaster ride for many years now. I would get motivated to lose weight and I might lose about 10 lbs but that's it. I end up going back to my normal weight. You see I call my weight normal. No it's not normal because I feel...  Read more

Heart healthy and cheap?
Updated 8/11/2014 10:07:36 PM

This is a dilema for me.I live in a very rural area. Really, there are 2 grocery stores, the nearest is approx 30 miles. There's no such thing as "bargains",there,it's more like "take it or leave it".It frustrates me SO MUCH! 234...  Read more

feeling healthy
Updated 8/17/2014 11:08:39 AM

After a long talk with myself (yes, I do answer myself out loud), I have decided that the numbers just aren't that important anymore. Yes, I would like to weigh about 30 or 40 pounds less, but is that what I am really aiming for? I think that for m...  Read more

any ideas for healthy potluck?
Updated 8/15/2014 8:04:06 PM

We're going to a potluck picnic and would appreciate some ideas on what I can bring that is healthy. Thanks...  Read more

Healthy Weight
Updated 8/8/2014 11:18:38 AM

For the first time in my adult life I am at a healthy weight according to BMI and fat percentage. 104...  Read more

Teenagers, Show Me,Don't Tell Me

My daughter who is 18 is probably in the obese category. I have asked her directly to take a look at SparkTeen but she refuses. What I realized is that the indirect approach seems to have more effect. I make sure to track when she is in the room. I...  Read more

How to avoid "sabotage" snacking

Upon opening the refrigerator to mindlessly graze, ask: "Do I really need to eat right now, or am I snacking because I'm stressed, tired, or bored?" If it's really the scheduled time to snack, choose a healthy snack instead of the comfort food. If...  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  Read more

Your Genes Might Make Fried Foods More Fattening

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau sentenced to 10 years in prison Chicago TribuneKevin Trudeau, who for decades fraudulently sold weight-loss books and programs via infomercials, h...  Read more

The Problem of Childhood Obesity: How You Can Be Part of the Solution

The topic of childhood obesity is interesting to me, both personally and professionally.  My job is to help people create a healthier lifestyle, and I’m also the mother of three small children.  But I’ll be honest, when I see st...  Read more