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Health Maintenance for Kids

Sean Spencer, Software Development Expert and Author

Your health is your greatest treasure. Without good health, you won't be able to enjoy life as much. You may already know that there are several important aspects of good health. These components include nutrition, exercise, mental health, safety, and avoiding the use of drugs and alcohol. Keep reading to learn more about how to take the best possible care of your health while you are in middle school and beyond.


What you eat is one of the most important parts of your overall health. The information about good nutrition can be so confusing, and it's certainly tempting to just eat whatever tastes the best to you! With a few specific pointers on good nutrition, you can head in the right direction and make choices that are both healthy and tasty. Try some of these links for guidance about food that's good for you and tastes good, too.


Our bodies are designed to move and be active. Did you know that being physically active not only helps protect your overall health, but also helps you to look and feel your best? Exercise can have a positive effect on your mood, and it's a great way to socialize and share special times with family and friends. The following links explain more about how to incorporate fun exercise into your daily or weekly routine as a way to stay energized and fit.

Mental Health

What is mental health? It's just as important for us to take good care of our brains and emotions as it is to stay physically fit. Sometimes kids have problems with issues like depression, low self-esteem, or dealing with feelings that arise from family circumstances or school difficulties. These resources can offer you more information about good mental health for kids.


It's important to stay safe when we go out into the world, whether we're involved in sports, riding a bike or in a car, or involved in other activities. There are many dangers in the world, but with good care, you can stay safe no matter what might be happening around you. Safety involves awareness of different types of dangers, from fire and other hazards to sports safety.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention

You may have already heard that drugs and alcohol are very damaging to a kid's growing body and brain. You might also know someone who has been negatively affected by drugs. It can be confusing to try to understand exactly why drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are so dangerous. Check out the following links to get more information on using drugs and alcohol.

General Kids' Health