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Exercise, Fitness and Nutrition

  • 5 Reasons Girls Should Play Sports - Why play sports? You might say "to get exercise" and you'd be right. To have fun? That's true, too. But there's more.
  • Bicycling - Bam.gov - Be street smart. Ride on the right side of the road, moving with traffic, and obey all traffic signs and signals. Discuss the best riding routes with your parents - they'll help you determine safe places to ride near your home.
  • Cooking With Kids - Team Nutrition - Learn about food and healthy eating by helping in the kitchen. Find recipes, activities and guidelines to use when cooking.
  • Fitness - GirlsHealth.gov - Find ways to make fitness part of your everyday life.
  • Food and Nutrition Information for Preteens & Teenagers - Great websites to help you be your healthiest.
  • Fun Activities - Best Bones Forever - Choose a physical activity and learn more about that sport.
  • Getting Started and Staying Active - You don't have to be an athlete or be involved in an organized sport to be fit. Find tips on leading an active lifestyle.
  • GirlsHealth.gov - Promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls ages 10 - 16 by giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way.
  • Health Science Education Tools forTeens - Interactive games and activities, webquests and learn about your five senses, tobacco, dental health, nutrition and much more. (Flash required)
  • Healthy Eating - Cristeta Comerford writes about her appearance on the Food Network's Iron Chef America.
  • KidsHealth.org for Teens - Food and fitness, your mind, diseases and conditions and much more.
  • Meeting the Challenge - BAM! - Not everyone has it easy when it comes to doing physical activity - but if you're facing a challenge, it doesn't mean you can't be a superstar. Check out how athletes overcome physical challenges to make it to the top!
  • Nutrition - GirlsHealth.gov - Making a point now to learn about nutrition and the value of healthy eating is a good idea.
  • Recipes for Kids - Making food yourself - with a little help from a parent - is a great way to learn about food and meal preparation.
  • Recreation and Fitness Worker - Recreation workers plan and teach activities that people of all ages enjoy in their free time. This may include camping, sports, arts and crafts, dance, or drama.
  • Why Exercise Is Cool - When you exercise, you're helping build a strong body that will be able to move around and do all the stuff you need it to do. Try to be active every day.
  • Yoga - KidsHealth.org - If strengthening your cardiovascular system, toning and stretching your muscles, and improving your mental fitness are on your to-do list, learn more about the basics of yoga.

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