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Be the Better You

As a young woman, the choices you make about your health are among the most important decisions of your life. You can start with easy decisions and small changes.

Young girls with dumbbellsGet up and move. Take a walk. Dance a whole song. Take the stairs. Park away from the store and walk across the parking lot. Try it once a week; then, once a day.

Love to know teens - Why is Physical Fitness Important for Teens?

___ Make a healthy choice when eating out. No fries. Salad instead of a burger. No soda. Cut down on the sugar.

girlshealth.gov - Nutrition.

___ Help prepare more healthy meals at home. Low fat ingredients. More fresh vegetables and fruits.Woman holding a cookie and grapes

SparkPeople.com - Recipes.

Better Homes and Gardens -
17 Superfoods for Teens.

___ Get more sleep. Make an effort to be in bed by 10:00 p.m. at the latest.

About.com - Teen Advice: How to get a Good Night's Sleep.

___ Stop smoking.

TRU.com - Tobacco Reality Unfiltered.

___ Make an appointment to see a doctor especially if it has been over a year since you had a check-up.

Teens Health - Talking to Your Doctor.

___ Start taking a daily multivitamin.

4 girls tossing popcorn in the air to eatLivestrong.com - Vitamins that a Young Woman should take.

Center for Young Women's Health - Nutrition and Fitness.


___ Stop drinking alcohol.

ABC News - Teen Girls and Binge Drinking.

___ Google a health topic that interests you on the internet.

Teen Health and Wellness - Real life. Real answers.

Young Moms Connect logoYoung Moms Connect - connecting young girls
with resources.

___ Talk to family and friends about joining you in trying to be more healthy.

The Guardian - With a little help from your friends, you can live longer.

Time Health - Recipe for Longevity: No smoking, Lots of Friends.

North Carolina

Opens in new windowNC Preconception Health Campaign - Information on the importance of folic acid in English and in Spanish

Opens in new windowWIC County Directory - WIC offices around the state

National

Opens in new windowMarch of Dimes - Information on Folic Acid

For more health information, search MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You

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Last updated: June 2012

 
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