One of the subjects Uber is studying voraciously these days is healthy living. You may remember how last Thanksgiving turned him into a vegetarian, cold-turkey. (LOL – – I actually crack myself up sometimes!) Well, apparently being an herbivore also makes you reevaluate all kinds of other areas of your life, too. Uber now takes morning jogs, lifts weights, and has cut way back on processed foods.
It’s enough to make a meat-eating, exercise-phobic, Twinkie-loving mom feel some serious guilt. So I’m hoping that this post will assuage it, so I don’t actually have to make any real changes to my lifestyle.
Anyway, here are some terrific techie tools for learning about healthy living (in case your kids are weird like Uber and actually want to do something about it).
Learn To Be Healthy – Uber is working his way through the Teen section of this site. It has an incredible selection of lessons, resources, and explorations for both kids and teens.
What kid doesn’t like Arthur?? This PBS favorite shares a whole unit of lessons on health education for kids at PBS Kids Arthur: Hooray for Health.
BAM! Body and Mind is a destination for 9 to 13 year olds designed to help them make the make healthy choices about things like food, physical activity, and peer pressure.
I love that there is a site specifically aimed at helping girls stay happy and healthy. Check out GirlsHealth.gov.
Get Body Smart is a site for more advanced students who want to delve a little deeper into anatomy and physiology.
Health isn’t all about the body. The mind is equally important. CopeCareDeal is a mental health site for teens.
Get Fit, Get Right includes documentary-style webisodes of real kids and teens and their struggles to live more healthy lifestyles.
Learning Games for Kids has a whole section of health-related games and activities.
Feeling healthier yet? I know I am…I figure I burned just enough calories typing all that to earn myself a piece of pound cake!