Programs

The transition to adulthood which all teenagers face nowadays has been made far more complex by the social, technological on online advancements that have occurred over the last few years. Today’s youth now face the added pressure of fanciful body image expectations and standards that were foreign to older generations. Left on their own without solid mentors and guidance, the journey teens face can be quite difficult. As a result, the journey to adulthood is now varied and rather complex.

 

Healthy Teens is all about raising awareness of the importance of health and exercise in the one place our kids spend the most amount of time. At school! We pride ourselves with providing qualified staff that as a team facilitate well-being programs tailored to ensure long term positive changes in teens. Our mission is to motivate teens by working closely with them to achieve their individual health and wellbeing goals.

 

Are your teens doing the minimum amount of exercise required to stay healthy? According to the Australian department of health, our teens should be doing the following:
  • 13–17 year olds should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity every day.
  • This activity should include a variety of vigorous intense activities.
  • Teens should engage in activities that strengthen muscle and bone at least three times a week.
  • For additional benefits, teens should engage in more activities up to 2 hours each day.
  • The average time spent doing moderate to vigorous physical activity decreases with age.
  • From a health perspective, doing any physical activity is better than doing nothing.
  • Teenagers aged 13–17 years should minimise the time they spend being sedentary every day. This reduces their health risks.
  • It is recommended that teenagers cap their use of electronic media for entertainment to no more than two hours each day. Electronic media includes all of the following - television, seated electronic games and use of computers and laptops.

 

 At Healthy Teens, our goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of our teens through structured health and wellness programs. Below are the four programs we offer to students:

 

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