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Health and Wellness in November

1. Taking just one minute to practice mindfulness has a positive effect on your wellbeing
For this months guided mindfulness minute, click here  

 

2. Take a break with this virtual calming room This calming resource includes a live koala stream and yoga videosclick here

 

3. It's essential to get moving after a day of school on Zoom! Use this fun and free app by Nike for a personalized workout click here 

 

4. Volunteering is so helpful for the community and will uplift your mood If you or your student are searching for volunteering opportunities (social distance friendly or remotely), click here

 

5. COVID19 and mental health information, helplines, and resources click here

School Counselors are also available to refer students and families to resources and offer guidance.

Below are some links that may be useful!

SDUSD Student Support Page: https://www.sandiegounified.org/support

SDUSD Family and Parent Resources Page: https://www.sandiegounified.org/Parent-Family-Resources

SDUSD Sexual Health Education Program: https://www.sandiegounified.org/SHEP

And some articles about...

 

STRESS/ANXIETY

Yoga Could Help Teens Ward Off Anxiety, Study Shows:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/07/yoga-teens-anxiety-mood_n_1408247.html

Yoga Benefits Teen Mental Health:

http://www.yogajournal.com/uncategorized/yoga-benefits-teen-mental-health/

22-minute Yoga practice! Students can log on and practice anywhere:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEUdh_3q9OU

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NUTRITION

Snapshot of basic information for Teens, including vitamin, calorie, protein requirements to support growth and maturation:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=specialneed&dbid=6

Healthy Diet/Nutrition for Teen Athletes:

http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/eatnrun.html

Protein and the Teen Athlete (convenient chart):

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/nutrition/Pages/Protein-for-the-Teen-Athlete.aspx

 

FITNESS

5 ways to Help Unfit Teens Get Moving:

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/nutrition/Pages/Protein-for-the-Teen-Athlete.aspx

Fitness Benefits for Teens (with links to 7 Most Effective Exercises, an Exercise and Fitness Quiz):

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/nutrition/Pages/Protein-for-the-Teen-Athlete.aspx

How Long Should Teenagers Exercise? (in depth article addressing cardio, strength and importance of implementing a generally healthy lifestyle for teens):

http://www.livestrong.com/article/435478-how-long-should-teenagers-exercise/

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