Teen Health & Fitness
Encouraging students to conduct independent research on health and fitness topics for success in daily living. Non-fiction resources and novels engage students in issues and concerns. To see titles on a topic, click below.
How the Teen Health & Fitness Collection is Used :
Slideshow of Booker t. Washington Library during Early Academy. Students come before school begins to use the library.
The Teen Health & Fitness Collection supports:
It encourages students to conduct independent research on health and fitness topics for success in daily living. Non-fiction resources and novels engage students in issues and concerns.
Physical health topics include living with chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, autism, and preventing and treating diseases like cancer, AIDS, malaria, and STD. Mental health issues include dealing with eating disorders, bullying, anger management, peer pressure, depression, healthy relationships, and stress. Social issues linked to mental and physical health are also explored through novels, for example child abuse, alcoholism, peer pressure, death in the family, and the impact of war, poverty and disasters. Small book sets are available for book clubs, guidance study groups, and to support the Model UN Program.
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The 25 Best Fitness Apps for 2016 By Jill Duffy
PC Magazine reviews the best apps for fitness, health, and excercise including music specifically designed for running, exercise, yoga, Zumba, Spinning, salsa dancing, bicycling, and more. Android and iPhone platforms, free and inexpensive.
Check your heart rate anytime, anywhere - when you wake up, before and after exercise, or before a big meeting. The Runtastic Heart Rate App will measure your heartbeat with great accuracy, using your smartphone camera sensor! Instant, free, and excellent for the health and fitness community. Free download for the Android.
Created by two ER docs, iTriage helps you answer questions like: "What medical condition could I have?" and "Where should I go for treatment?" The app lets you find hospital, urgent care clinics, doctors and pharmacies close to your location, and includes maps and directions to facilities. iTriage lists thousands of medical symptoms, diseases, procedures, and medications. There's a list of emergency hotlines, and physician and nurse advice lines. The app lets you save, easily access, and share healthcare information.Free for iPhones and Android Smartphones.
Have you ever looked at a food label and not known what some of the ingredients were? Factory-made foods have made chemical additives a significant part of our diet. Chemical Cuisine, from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, features a searchable and filterable list of food additives, their descriptions, and safety ratings to help you make healthy decisions. Learn about a new additive every time you start up the app on the Home screen. When CSPI updates or adds new information about a food additive, the Chemical Cuisine app will let you know by displaying a badge on the additive. Free for Android, also compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Requires i0S 4.0 or later.
This application for monitoring blood pressure can store and analyze all your measurements. Allows you to view them on an interactive charts, analyze the automatically generated statistics blood pressure, check their blood pressure category, edit records, even send records to your doctor. Free with upgrade versions at a cost. Android.
A similar app for Apple. Free. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android. Free basic plan with upgrades for a small fee.
Get all the tools and guidance you need to lose weight. Noom Weight Loss Coach is a personalized coach that helps you form healthy habits through daily tasks, meal logging, and exercise tracking. Free for Android and iPhone.
This grocery-store navigator aims to help people better analyze food labels and get key information without swimming through unnecessary details.
The app allows users to scan items right in the store and will highlight the product's positive and negative attributes. It grades each item based on its "healthiness," and will even offer up a healthier alternative if one is available. Free ("Plus" version, $3.99). Available for iOS and Android.
Run for your life! This action-packed app turns a jog in the park, or a run on the treadmill into a thrilling game (and the ability to turn it into a zombie chase).
Fitness turns into a real-live video game — save your base, and avoid the hordes of zombies while walking to work. Create custom playlists so the story unfolds through your favorite songs. Cost: $3.99. ($1.99 for the 5k training app). Available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.