International Adolescent Health Week is an annual - week long designation to raise the profile of adolescent health. This age group comprises of one of the largest segments of the world's population.
The theme for this year is ''Transforming Risk into Wellness''. Over the course of the week activities will be focused on:
Healthy Lifestyles and
Tips for Coping with Stress
Everyone—adults, teens, and even children, experiences stress. Stress is a reaction to a situation where a person feels threatened or anxious. Stress can be positive or negative. Learning healthy ways to cope and getting the right care and support can help reduce stressful feelings and symptoms.
Here are some healthy ways to cope with stress:
Take care of yourself- Eat healthy, well balanced meals, get plenty of sleep and keep a normal routine!
Get active- Go for a walk, cycle or play a musical instrument.Volunteer to help with your community drive or activity. These can be ways to handle your feelings and see that things are going to get better.
Talk to others- Share you feelings with a parent or friend. Send a message or make a call. Talking and staying connected can help you make sense out of your experience and figure out ways to feel better. Reach out and connect.
Avoid drugs and alcohol- People often think that these may seem to help, however they may be increasing the stress you are already feeling!
Take a break- If social media and the news are causing you stress, minimise your time spent scrolling! Instead relax with some meditation or listen to your favourite music.
Queen Green Smoothie
Prep Time- 2 minutes
Total Time- 5 minutes
Electric Blender or Hand Blender
Spatula or Spoon
375 ml unsweetened almond milk
300 g frozen spinach
1 medium banana
150 g fruit of choice fresh/ frozen (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, apple, grapes, mango etc).
Place ingredients into blender or bowl in the order listed.
Start blending on a low speed and increase to high.
Blend on a high speed for 50- 60 seconds until smooth
Serve and enjoy!