05 Mar Stay Healthy for National Nutrition Month
Stay Healthy for National Nutrition Month
By: Anders Arnold
Howdy folks! March is National Nutrition Month and I wanted my blog to focus on how teens can stay healthy in mind, body & spirit. Highlighted below are some fantastic books within our collection that not only focus on eating right but staying active & channeling the power of positivity. We’ll throw in some titles on amazing athletes as well as some weblinks featuring yoga, exercise and eating right tips & info. Calling all teens (and parents) to come with us on this journey as we celebrate National Nutrition Month…It’s time to get up, get out, have fun, eat right & be healthy!
Good reads to feel great:
- Project you: more than 50 ways to calm down, de-stress, & feel great! by Aubre Andrus with Karen Bluth
- Award-winning author Aubre Andrus shares more than 50 do-right-now projects that will help you beat stress, smile big, and discover a calmer, more blissful you.
- Hanger management: master your hunger and improve your mood, mind, and relationships by Susan Albers
- This books sheds light on the causes of hanger and shares 45 of her best tips for eating mindfully. By learning to stay on top of your hunger cues, cultivating a better understanding of your appetite, and creating a better overall relationship with food, you’ll become happier – and healthier – for life.
- Total teen: Tracy Anderson’s guide to health, happiness, and ruling your world by Tracy Anderson
- Fitness pioneer Tracy Anderson presents a guide to help teenagers be their best physically, mentally, and emotionally.
- Teen cuisine: new vegetarian by Matthew Locricchio
- Presents more than 50 recipes for teens who want to cook, with detailed instructions and advice on ingredients, kitchen equipment, and cooking techniques.
Other titles to check out:
- Teen feng shui: design your space, design your life by Susan Levitt
- The anxiety survival guide for teens: CBT skills to overcome fear, worry & panic by Jennifer Shannon
- The mindful teen: powerful skills to help you handle stress one moment at a time by Dzung X. Vo
- How to like yourself: a teen’s guide to quieting your inner critic & building lasting self-esteem by Cheryl M. Bradshaw
- Your food is fooling you: how your brain is hijacked by sugar, fat, and salt by David A. Kessler
Bios that’ll make you want to get up & get active:
- Courage to soar: a body in motion, a life in balance by Simone Biles with Michelle Burford
- Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team.
- Taking flight: from war orphan to star ballerina by Michaela DePrince with Elaine DePrince
- The youngest named principal dancer for the Dance Theater of Harlem traces her rise from orphan in war-torn Sierra Leone to one of America’s most accomplished ballerinas, discussing her adoption, training, and high-profile performances.
- Unsinkable: from Russian orphan to Paralympic swimming world champion by Jessica Long with Hannah Long
- Born in Russia with a condition that would result in the amputation of both legs below her knee, this book presents a photographic memoir of the life-changing moments that helped shape who she is today.
- Proud: living my American dream by Ibtihaj Muhammad
- Shares the life story of the Olympic fencer, including how she overcame feeling out of place in her sport and how she became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.
- Fierce: how competing for myself changed everything by Aly Raisman with Blythe Lawrence
- Aly’s story is enhanced with excerpts from the personal journals she’s kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates and hard-won advice for listeners striving to rise above challenges, learning to love themselves, and making their dreams come true.
For more info, weblinks to get you active & keep you healthy:
- Eat Right: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Choose My Plate: Teens
- Teens, Your Brain Needs Real Food
- Get Moving: The Benefits of Exercise for Teen Mental Health
- Food & Fitness for Teens
- Yoga for Teens
Remember, March may be National Nutrition Month but its very important to try and stay healthy year-round. Watching what you eat here & there or taking the time to add some exercise to each day can really add up & have a positive impact. Staying healthy isn’t just about physical fitness or eating right, it also includes mental health, emotional stability, and being true to yourself. Take care and have a very happy, and healthy day!