Archive for the ‘General’ Category

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Mar

Spring Into Action With Some Fun Outdoor Activities

 

This year, March 20 marked the first day of spring! Most can agree that the change of season brings with it an even better change: warmer weather, more sunlight and blue skies. With the weather almost seeming to be at the perfect temperature, spring is a great time to become more active outdoors. Not only will outdoor activity provide you with the exercise necessary for good health, but the nice weather and bright sun will also work as a great mood-booster.

Here are some ideas of fun outdoor activities that will keep your spirits up while staying active:

-Do you live within a safe walking-distance from your school? Instead of hitching a ride home after the school day ends, ask a friend who lives nearby if they want to walk home instead. This will not only provide you with exercise but also some quality time to catch up and talk with your friend.

-Fan of the treadmill? Provide yourself with a change of scenery and go for a run around your neighborhood instead.

-Have a dog that you love? They need exercise too! Use the nice weather to get both of you active and take them for a walk or bring them to a local dog park to play with some friends.

-Join one of your school’s outdoor sports. Most schools offer a variety of spring sports including soccer, baseball and track and field. If joining the team isn’t possible, show your school spirit by attending a game or two and cheering on your team.

-Go to the park. Bring out your inner child and take advantage of all the fun stations that the park has to offer. Challenge a friend to see how high you can swing or who could make it all the way across the monkey bars.

-Go for a hike. There are several local state parks that have safe, closed off hiking trails for visitors to enjoy. While you’re there, check out the other outdoor activities the park has to offer such as kayaking, paddleboats and canoeing.

Getting outdoors is a free and fun way to keep you active and happy. Try some of these ideas or think up your own way to get out and enjoy these beautiful spring days.

17

Jun

Tips For Surviving Summer Vacation!

 

We love summer. Warm weather, sunny afternoons and long evenings spent outside grilling and having fun make summer of our favorite times of year. For teens, there is also summer vacation. Three whole months off from school can be awesome, but it can also be overwhelming. How do you make the most out of the time you have off so that you can relax, have fun, and maybe even learn something new?

It’s important to make sure you have a balance during the summer, so that you’re not bored, but you’re also not getting the chance to relax and spend time with family and friends. Here are a few of our tips on how to make this summer awesome:

  • Sleep in a little. It can be hard for teens to get up early during the school year, so take this chance to get a little more rest. Just don’t sleep the day away! Set your alarm so that you get up at a consistent time.
  • Get a part time job. Working, even just a couple of days a week, can get you out of the house and keep you from being bored. Plus you’ll earn some money. Maybe it’s time to start saving for holiday gifts!
  • Take on a project or two. Do you hate the color of your room? Save u some money to buy paint and give it a fresh coat! Want to eat healthier? Try growing your own veggie garden!
  • Exercise. nothing helps kick boredom like working up a sweat. You’ll feel better and have more energy for everything else you’re doing during the summer. Even riding your bike or taking a walk can help energize you.
  • Plan something fun! Why not plan a fun trip with your family, and another with your friends? Maybe you can all go camping, or have a family picnic. Ask your parents if you can help organize and plan a get together or vacation over the summer.

With a little bit of planning, you can have a summer vacation that’s fun and exciting. Enjoy the time off and try something new! What kind of plans do you have for your summer vacation?

26

May

Welcome to the new SafeTeens.org website!

 

Welcome to the brand new SafeTeens.org and our new blog! The launch of our new site brings about a lot of great new interactive features, including this blog. We’re here to give you the latest news about teen health and all kinds of issues that affect you, like:

  • Peer pressure
  • Bullying
  • Deciding to have sex
  • Exercising properly
  • Relationship issues

And much more! Check every week for new tips and articles that can help you be the best you possible.

You can also get Safeteens news delivered straight to you by following us on Twitter or becoming our Facebook fan!

We look forward to helping you make healthy decisions and are here to help. Drop us a line and let us know what kind of topics you want to learn about and we’ll be sure to talk about them here on our blog. Thanks & welcome again to the new SafeTeens.org!