Healthy Teens

Caffeine: How Much is Too Much? (2016)

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Many teens readily consume caffeinated drinks: coffee, tea, colas, energy boosters, caffeinated sports drinks, and more. Many teens also use powdered caffeine or energy shots to boost energy for all-nighters, performances, competitions, or exams. But most teens do not know that caffeine is a neuro-stimulant that can cause overdose poisoning or even death.

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Caffeine: How Much is Too Much?

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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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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Stress: The Good, the Bad and the Healthy

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

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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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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Overweight in America: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

The Five Essential Habits of Healthy Teens (2009)

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All teens will benefit from learning these five “essential habits” based on recent wellness studies from top-ranking universities. Viewers follow Dr.

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The Five Essential Habits of Healthy Teens

Diabetes: Why Many Teens are at Risk (2009)

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As a direct result of poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, and obesity, Type 2 diabetes has become a serious health risk for many teens.

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Diabetes: Why Many Teens are at Risk