Health Smarts

How to Eat Right, Stay Fit, Make Positive Choices, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Health. It seems like a simple topic, but keeping up a healthful lifestyle can be challenging. Still, there are easy steps that you can take to make sure you’re living the most healthful life you can. Did you know that just using a smaller plate can help to curb overeating? Or that taking the stairs instead of an escalator or elevator is a great way to build physical activity into your day?

This book offers many great tips for leading a more healthful life. You’ll discover
• why sleep is so important and what happens when you don’t get enough.
• why “fat” isn’t a dirty word; in fact, some fats are good for you!
• what drugs, alcohol, and tobacco really do to your body.
• how you can stay in shape even if you hate the gym.
• why tending to your emotional health is every bit as important as taking care of your body.

Supplemented with articles and information from USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, Health Smarts delivers solid advice and firsthand stories of real teens facing many of the same types of situations you are. Ready to wise up on health? Read on!

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Social Studies, Young Adult
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2012-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.3
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN024020, YAN024040, YAN014000
Dewey 613'.0433
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 940
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

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USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices

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