CONVERSATION STARTERS

Between teachers at school, friends and peers, media exposure and their healthcare provider, today's youth are bombarded with messages about their health. And, often times, these messages are factually inaccurate, incomplete or conflict one another. These Conversation Starters provide a way to begin conversations with youth in a way that is simple and straightforward.

Wearable Fitness Trackers

People choose to track their physical activity and diet with the aid of wearable fitness trackers for a variety of reasons. Users of fitness trackers may wish to quantify physical activity so that they can reach personal health, fitness or weight loss goals. Others aim to gain an awareness of their habits and modify certain health behaviors. Click here to learn more.

Family Fun

Physical activity is important for people of all ages. Being physically active improves overall health and prevents many diseases. Physical activity also relieves stress and improves mood. Exercise is a healthy and productive way to use energy while spending quality time together. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children and adolescents should engage in 60 minutes of physical activity every day. This can be met by exercising for shorter amounts of time which add up to 60 minutes. Click here to learn more.

 

Sneaking Physical Activity in with Fitness Stations

This video introduces you to a simple idea to help get the conversation started at your school about increasing physical activity. Click here to learn more.