Middle School / High School Students

Tips for Teen Health

Ten Tips for Handling Stress
(Teen HealthFX.com)

  1. Stop what you're doing and take several deep breaths. Try to calm down.
  2. Put things in perspective: no matter how bad your situation is, it will get better.
  3. Take time to do things you enjoy (paint your nails, listen to your favorite music, etc.)
  4. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
  5. Try writing in a journal about your feelings, sometimes venting helps.
  6. If you're nervous about a deadline at school or work, talk to your teacher or boss about an extension.
  7. Don't procrastinate on assignments. Break them into smaller chunks so it's not too much to handle.
  8. Get a cool stress ball.
  9. If something is really getting to you, take a break, and try something different.
  10. REMEMBER: Take life one day at a time.

Five Tips for Teen Exercise:

  1. Find something new and interesting to try
  2. If you haven't been exercising for a while start off easy...if you haven't run a mile in a year it's probably not realistic to think you can run a marathon the first day out.
  3. Be patient! It may be a while before you see or feel the benefits of exercise.
  4. Another incentive to exercise is www.presidentschallenge.comwhere you can earn rewards for setting exercise goals and meeting them!
  5. Find someone to work out with. Sometimes if you aren't enjoying the work having a friend with makes it more fun.