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Health Games

Find hundreds of online healthy living educational games that are available for students. We tried to pick some out for you that are fun and free.

Click on any of the images to go straight to games and fun!


 

Exercise

Exercise plays a vital role in a healthy life. Decide on a time of day for you and your family to exercise. Pick a physical activity that your family can do together; soccer, walking, swimming, biking or going to a park.

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Nutrition

Nutrition is the key to a healthier body inside and out. Every Sunday sit down with your family and plan out your meals for the week.

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Water

Water is a major component carrying nutrients and oxygen to the cells. Make a conscious effort to drink more water each day and don’t wait until you are thirsty.

Mayo Clinic – How much water do I need?

WebMD – What are the benefits of water consumption?

Sleep

Sleep benefits are endless for the body including weight loss, improved memory and mood booster just to name a few. It is easy to stay up late watching TV or playing but sleep is necessary to refuel our bodies.

What is Mental Health?

There are multiple definitions for this but we want to direct you to www.mentalhealth.gov for more information.

How do you know if you need a mental health checkup?

When your feelings get very intense, last for a long period of time and begin to interfere with school, work, and relationships, it may be a sign that you need to talk to someone. You should always be discussing your feelings with your parents and you should immediately make them aware of any of the warning signs listed below.

Warning Signs of a Problem if you:

  • Often feels very angry or very worried
  • Can’t sleep or eat
  • Are unable to enjoy pleasurable activities any more
  • Isolates yourself and avoids friends and family
  • Feels sad for a long time after a loss
  • Hurts other people or destroys property
  • Has low or no energy
  • Smokes, drinks, or uses drugs
  • Can’t control your emotions
  • Has thoughts of hurting yourself
  • Feel out of control
  • Hear voices

Mental health problems can be treated, talk to your parents, school counselor, or health care provider- everyone wants to help.

Please remember the first step is to go to a parent, teacher, school counselor or a trusted adult. Tell them what problems you are having. However, if you are ever thinking of hurting yourself or others, get help immediately.

You can call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1.800.273.TALK (8255).

There is also an Find Someone To Help Topic in this section of the website. This topic lists multiple numbers to call for help.

Reasons To Go To The Doctor

Everyone needs to try to have a healthy body. This means regular visits to the doctor, dentist and optometrist (eye doctor). Why do you have to go to doctors regularly?

  • Prevention. You get your scheduled immunizations to prevent illness during your visit to the doctor. You also can ask your doctor about nutrition and safety in the home and at school.
  • Tracking growth and development. You will see how much you have grown in the time since your last visit, and talk with your doctor about your development.
  • Raising concerns. Bring your top three to five questions or concerns with you to talk with your doctor at the start of the visit.
  • Team approach. Regular visits create strong, trustworthy relationships among your doctor, your parents and yourself.

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If you need a doctor, dentist or optometrist (eye doctor), please talk to your parent, school nurse or other trusted adult. If you don’t think your family has enough money to go to the doctor, dentist or optometrist, please tell your parents about the Healthcare Topic which lists free and low-cost healthcare services.

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FIND HELP! GET HELP!

Visit our Teen Topic, Talk To Someone Who Cares to get a full list of groups that are available to help you in a wide range of problems or issues.

 

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