Help 4 Teens - Connexions County Durham

Your Health and Safety / Fitness and Healthy Eating  


► Fitness

Keeping fit and healthy will make you feel better both physically and mentally. It can also reduce the risk of illness and also be lots of fun too. It is recommended to do at least 30 minutes of exercise at least five times per week. One way you could do this is walk or cycle to school or work. You could also try joining your school's sport teams -such as football or netball. There are many gyms and swimming pools throughout County Durham which offer good facilities for young people. 

For more information:
Durham County Council

► Healthy Eating

A healthy diet is really important for a growing teenager! Eating lots of unhealthy food such as fried foods, chocolate, fizzy drinks and crisps and sweets doesn’t give our bodies all the nutrients it needs. It’s recommended that you eat five portions of fruit and veg per day and also other healthy foods such as pasta, fish, lean meat, salads, juices and wholemeal bread.

For more information:

Eating disorders:
Beat - information and help on all aspects of eating disorders.
Childline - get help and advice about a wide range of issues.

Teen Weightwise - offers advice and resources on diet, nutrition and healthy eating.
Change 4 life - Eat well, Move more, Live longer.
School Food Trust - the national charity protecting every child's right to eat better.
The Nutrition Society - information on healthy living.
Food Standards Agency - food news and nutrition.

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Posted 5th November 2015
By John McGagh
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