Healthy Living

The Mind/Body Connection: How Your Emotions Affect Your Health (2016)

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In this program students learn how their emotional health affects their physical health and vice-versa. The program describes how many physical ailments have a mental component and are precipitated by factors such as stress, anxiety, and depression.

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The Mind/Body Connection: How Your Emotions Affect Your Health

Fed Up (2014)

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Narrated by Katie Couric, Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry-aided by the U.S. government-to mislead and confuse the American public.

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99
Fed Up

Stronger, Tougher, Smarter: Stories of Teen Resilience (2012)

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This program focuses on five stories of teens who prove that it is possible to “bounce back” from painful events and hard times. Viewers hear from a girl who learned to overcome an eating disorder and another girl who recovered from addiction to alcohol.

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00:20
Stronger, Tougher, Smarter: Stories of Teen Resilience

Stress: The Good, the Bad and the Healthy (2012)

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One-third of all teens feel some negative stress on a daily basis. But not all stress is bad. A young gymnast describes how a certain amount of stress helps him perform better. Peter Montminy, a child psychologist and wellness coach, explains how too little stress makes us bored and listless, whereas too much stress can lead to burnout and exhaustion.

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00:23
Stress: The Good, the Bad and the Healthy

Vegucated (2010)

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Three People. Six Weeks. One Challenge.

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01:17
Vegucated

Essential Physical Fitness: What Every Teen Needs to Know

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The benefits of physical fitness—including better overall health, protection from illness, improved mental health and a longer lifespan—are too important for teens to ignore. But many teens don’t understand exactly what “getting fit” really means or just how to improve their own level of fitness, or think that working out is just for athletes.

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00:18
Essential Physical Fitness: What Every Teen Needs to Know

From A to ZZZZ's: What Teens Need to Know About Sleep

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New research has shown how critically important it is for teens to get enough sleep to function at their best – physically, mentally and academically.

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00:23
From A to ZZZZ's: What Teens Need to Know About Sleep

MyPlate and You: Learning about Nutrition, Health and Exercise

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This fast-paced and entertaining program conforms with the newest USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released in January, 2011. Viewers learn about MyPlate, the latest visual representation of what—and how much—we should eat at one sitting.

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Elementary
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00:16
MyPlate and You: Learning about Nutrition, Health and Exercise

My Plate, My Health: The Newest Dietary Guidelines

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The number of overweight and obese kids continues to grow at a startling rate. In response to this epidemic, the US government has issued a new set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans (released in January 2011) as well as a brand-new visual icon, MyPlate, which replaces the old MyPyramid.

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00:23
My Plate, My Health: The Newest Dietary Guidelines

Overweight in America: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

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Huge portion sizes, fat-filled diets, too much TV/video games and not enough exercise are common choices for a growing number of today’s teens. This timely program helps teens understand the serious health hazards of obesity and explores options for healthier eating and exercise. Program visits the Yale Bright Bodies clinic where teens and parents are learning how to change their lifestyles.

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00:20
Overweight in America: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

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