Health Unit: Teen Leadership

By: Kailey, Rachel, and Kaitlyn

Current Events

Rachel: "9 ways to keep it healthy when eating out"

This current event is about eating healthier when eating out. I thought it was very interesting and motivating. The Article was pointing out some healthy tips that you can use when you eat out. One of the tips was to examine the menu before you order. This means to check if the meal that you are thinking about choosing has healthy toppings, or side dishes. You should specify if it has high calories too. The article also explains that people actually gain ten extra pounds a year if you eat out five times a week. So you should balance the times you eat out every month.


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Kailey: "San Diego Seniors compete in virtual bowling league"

Senior citizens at the St. Paul’s Manor independent living facility compete against each other in virtual bowling to improve all areas of health. To do such a thing they use the Wii gaming system and have five different teams made up of 4 people. This league is just like a real bowling league; they post scores daily and hold dinners to honor the best bowlers.
Senior Bowling League

Kailtlyn: "School Food Initiative"

This article is about how school lunches have a lot of processed food in them. Or that that they have been frozen for transport and heated up for eating. That is really unhealthy for kids to eat while they are developing.
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Ab Workout

Leg Raises

Leg Raises are a great exercise for lower abdominals and you don't need weights to do them. The abdominals are one of the most underused areas of the body, so it's important to keep them toned. To strengthen your abdominals, follow these steps.



How to Do Leg Raises

Lower Body Workout

Leg Squats

Leg squats are one of the best exercises for your lower body. They help build strong leg muscles and maintain overall leg health. This exercise tones leg muscles and builds stamina.
How to Do a Chair Squat and Single Leg Squat | Boot Camp Workout for Women

Upper Body Workout

Bicep Curls

Bicep curls build firm muscles and work a very important muscle group in your arm. They are easy to do and don't take a lot of time
How to Do Bicep Curls

Healthy Recipes

Breakfast Vegetable Omelet

Ingredients:


  • 2 eggs
  • Diced onions
  • Diced peppers



Directions:


1. Heat pan or skillet

2. Pour eggs into pan and let cook

3. Add vegetables into the omelet

4. Flip one side of omelet on top of the other


Mozzarella and Tomato Lunch Salad

Ingredients:



  • 1 cubed tomato
  • 1 ounce cubed mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 pressed garlic clove
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil






Directions:


1. Place all ingredients in large bowl

2. Mix together




Yogurt Filled Strawberry Dessert

Ingredients:



  • 1 cup strawberries
  • Honey
  • 1 tub of non fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup crushed almonds



Directions:


1. Cut tops and middle out of strawberries

2. Mix yogurt, honey, and almonds in a bowl

3. Place yogurt mixture into the middle or strawberries

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Nutrion Fun Facts

1. Fast food restaurants use yellow, red, and orange because those are the colors that stimulate hunger.

2. Blueberries have more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetables.


3. Most fiber in fruits is in the peel.


4. One in four Americans eat fast food at least once a day.


5. Your brain takes 20 minutes to tell your stomach it is full.


6. You usually feel happier after exercising because your brain releases chemicals called endorphins when your moving.


7. Healthy children and students learn better.


8. Eating too many sweet potatoes can cause abdominal swelling.


9. Kale eases lung congestion and is beneficial to the stomach and liver.


10. Eating only 100 above the healthy intake can cause you to gain 10 pounds per year.