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  • Bike Safety Bike Safety

    The sun is shining - why not dust off your bike and go for a ride? Before you hit the trail, though, read these tips on the right type of bike and gear you will need.

  • Choosing the Right Sport for You Choosing the Right Sport for You

    If you're having trouble choosing a sport, this article can help!

  • Cold-Weather Sports Cold-Weather Sports

    Don't let the chill of winter turn you into a couch potato! Read this article to learn about some cool winter sports.

  • Compulsive Exercise Compulsive Exercise

    Compulsive exercise can lead to serious health problems. Lots of people don't know when they've crossed the line from healthy activity to unhealthy addiction. Read about ways to tell.

  • Concussions: What to Do Concussions: What to Do

    In a concussion, the brain shifts inside the skull. This can cause a sudden - but usually temporary - disruption in a person's ability to function properly and feel well. Here's what to do if you suspect a concussion.

  • Dehydration Dehydration

    Dehydration is when the amount of water in the body has dropped too low. Read about what causes dehydration, what it does to your body, and how to prevent it.

  • Dynamic Stretching (Video) Dynamic Stretching (Video)

    These videos guide you through 8 dynamic stretches that target different muscles and areas of the body.

  • Exercise Log Exercise Log

    Keeping an exercise log is a great way to stay motivated and reach exercise goals.

  • Exercise Log Form

    Keeping an exercise log is a great way to stay motivated and reach exercise goals.

  • Exercise-Induced Asthma Exercise-Induced Asthma

    Some people have asthma symptoms only during or after exercise. This is called exercise-induced asthma. Get some tips for coping with it in this article.

  • Kickboxing Kickboxing

    Are you looking for a total body workout that totally kicks butt? Read this article to find what you need to know before you take the kickboxing challenge.

  • Making a Change in Your Life Making a Change in Your Life

    This interactive feature guides you in setting a goal and coming up with steps to reach it.

  • Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up

    Everyone struggles with staying motivated and reaching their goals. Just look at how many people diet, lose weight, and then gain it back again. But it's still possible to stay motivated if you take the right approach.

  • Pilates Pilates

    Pilates improves your mental and physical well-being, increases flexibility, and strengthens muscles. And with some pilates exercises, all you need is your body and a mat!

  • Safety Tips: Golf Safety Tips: Golf

    While it may seem silly to think of golf and danger in the same sentence, injuries can and do happen. To learn how to stay safe on the golf course, take a look at these safety tips.

  • Safety Tips: Gymnastics Safety Tips: Gymnastics

    Gymnastics is a great sport and a fun way to get a muscular, toned body. But, it also presents a very real risk of injury. To keep things safe during practice and competition, follow these tips.

  • Safety Tips: Hockey Safety Tips: Hockey

    As fun as it is, ice hockey carries a very real risk of injury. To find out how to stay as safe as possible, follow these tips.

  • Safety Tips: Inline Skating Safety Tips: Inline Skating

    Inline skating is good exercise and an excellent off-season training program for hockey and skiing. To stay safe while inline skating, take a look at these tips.

  • Safety Tips: Running Safety Tips: Running

    Injuries can be common, and runners should always be aware of their surroundings. To keep things safe while running, follow these tips.

  • Safety Tips: Soccer Safety Tips: Soccer

    Soccer is easy to learn at a young age, and it's great exercise. But it's also a contact sport, and injuries are bound to happen. To help prevent mishaps, follow these safety tips.

  • Safety Tips: Tennis Safety Tips: Tennis

    Injuries in tennis are rare, but it's good to be aware before you play. To minimize your risk of injury while playing tennis, follow these safety tips.

  • Sports and Exercise Safety Sports and Exercise Safety

    Playing hard doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.

  • Strength Training Strength Training

    Is working out with weights safe for teens? The best way to build muscle tone and definition is to combine aerobic and flexibility exercises with the right kind of strength training.

  • Stretching Stretching

    You may have heard mixed things about stretching before working out. Here are the cold, hard facts on warming up, stretching, and cooling down.

  • T'ai Chi T'ai Chi

    T'ai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art form. Like yoga in India, t'ai chi was developed to enhance both physical and emotional well-being.

  • Water Safety Water Safety

    Swimming and other water sports are a great way to beat the heat. Read this article to find out how you can stay safe at the pool, beach, lake - and even the water park.

  • Weight Management: Strength Training Exercises (Video) Weight Management: Strength Training Exercises (Video)

    These videos guide teens through basic strength training exercises. Anyone can do these exercises, and they work well as part of a weight-loss plan.

  • Welcome Home Yoga (Video) Welcome Home Yoga (Video)

    Unwind after a long day at school with this yoga routine for teens.

  • Why Exercise Is Wise Why Exercise Is Wise

    Getting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help you to feel better emotionally. Find out why.

  • Yoga Yoga

    Looking for a workout program that's easy to learn, requires little or no equipment, and soothes your soul while toning your body? Read about yoga - and watch our slideshow for some easy poses to try.

  • 5 Reasons to Pack Your Lunch 5 Reasons to Pack Your Lunch

    Taking a healthy packed lunch to school can help you take control of what you eat.

  • 5 Ways to Get Your 5 a Day 5 Ways to Get Your 5 a Day

    You may know that you should eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Here are some tips on making that happen.

  • 5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet 5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet

    Here are 5 clues that a diet may be more about empty promises than real results.

  • A Guide to Eating for Sports A Guide to Eating for Sports

    You've prepared for the game in almost every way possible: but now what should you eat? Read about performance foods, nutritional supplements, and more.

  • Becoming a Vegetarian Becoming a Vegetarian

    People choose vegetarianism for a variety of reasons. This article describes different types of vegetarianism and provides advice on ways for vegetarians to get all the nutrients they need.

  • Caffeine Caffeine

    Caffeine has probably helped you through long nights of studying or filling out college applications. But how much do you know about caffeine and its side effects?

  • Calcium Calcium

    Your parents were right to make you drink milk when you were little. It's loaded with calcium, a mineral vital for building strong bones and teeth.

  • Cholesterol Cholesterol

    Cholesterol is a type of fat found in your blood. The body needs some cholesterol, but too much can be a problem. Discover more about cholesterol in this article for teens.

  • Cooking Tips and Resources Cooking Tips and Resources

    Get some cooking basics in this article for teens, including tips on where to find recipes.

  • Cystic Fibrosis: Diet and Nutrition Cystic Fibrosis: Diet and Nutrition

    Like every other teenager, girls and guys with CF need calories to fuel their growth. They just need more of them - sometimes as much as 30% to 50% more calories than other teens.

  • Cystic Fibrosis: Sample Menu Cystic Fibrosis: Sample Menu

    This sample meal plan for teens with cystic fibrosis provides a day's worth of meals that add up to about 3,750 calories.

  • Eating Disorders Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders are so common in America that 1 or 2 out of every 100 students will struggle with one. Find out more.

  • Eating Well While Eating Out Eating Well While Eating Out

    We all know the importance of eating well. But how are you supposed to do so when your schedule is so demanding you're never at home? Find out how to make healthy food choices on the go.

  • Energy Drinks and Food Bars: Power or Hype? Energy Drinks and Food Bars: Power or Hype?

    Energy drinks and nutrition bars often make big promises. But when you cut through the hype, what are you really getting? Find out here.

  • Fiber Fiber

    Some of the best and most delicious foods have loads of fiber. Find out how to get your fill of fiber without sacrificing good taste!

  • Figuring Out Fat and Calories Figuring Out Fat and Calories

    From all you hear, you'd think fat and calories are really bad for you, but we all need a certain amount of them in our diets. Find out the truth about fat and calories.

  • Food Allergies Food Allergies

    Doctors are diagnosing more and more people with food allergies. Knowing what to expect and how to deal with food allergies can make a big difference in preventing serious illness.

  • Food Labels Food Labels

    Look at any packaged food and you'll see the food label. This nutrition facts label gives the lowdown on everything from calories to cholesterol. Read more about food labels.

  • Food Safety Food Safety

    Learn why food safety is important and how you can avoid the spread of bacteria when you are buying, preparing, and storing food.

  • Go, Slow, and Whoa! A Quick Guide to Healthy Eating Go, Slow, and Whoa! A Quick Guide to Healthy Eating

    Looking for an easy way to eat healthier? This article provides tips on choosing the right foods - and an easy-to-follow chart to guide you.

  • Healthy Breakfast Planner

    Use our printable breakfast planning sheet to select healthy foods that satisfy your taste buds and meet your time constraints.

  • Healthy Eating: Zach's Story Healthy Eating: Zach's Story

    Zach's love of baking with healthy ingredients has paid off in a big way. Find out how he turned his healthy eating philosophy into a successful business.

  • How Much Food Should I Eat? How Much Food Should I Eat?

    Lots of us don't realize we're eating too much because we've become so used to large portions. This article for teens helps you take control of your plate.

  • Hunger and Malnutrition Hunger and Malnutrition

    Hunger is the way a person's body signals that it needs to eat, and malnutrition happens when the body doesn't get enough nutrients.

  • I Think My Friend May Have an Eating Disorder. What Should I Do? I Think My Friend May Have an Eating Disorder. What Should I Do?

    Sometimes, normal body-image concerns cross the line and become eating disorders. Here's how to help if your friend might have a problem.

  • Making a Change in Your Life Making a Change in Your Life

    This interactive feature guides you in setting a goal and coming up with steps to reach it.

  • Metabolism Metabolism

    Your body gets the energy it needs from food through a process called metabolism. Get all the facts on metabolism in this article.

  • MyPlate Food Guide MyPlate Food Guide

    MyPlate is designed to help people make smart food choices. Its different food groups are a reminder of what – and how much – we should put on our plates to stay healthy.

  • Organic and Other Environmentally Friendly Foods Organic and Other Environmentally Friendly Foods

    Even the most casual food shoppers have probably noticed the increased quantity and variety of organic foods available in regular grocery stores. Are organic foods healthier? Are they safer? How do they taste?

  • Smart Snacking Smart Snacking

    Healthy snacks are essential for busy teens. Find out how eating nutritious snacks throughout the day can keep your energy level high and your mind alert.

  • Smart Supermarket Shopping Smart Supermarket Shopping

    You don't need to be a dietitian to figure out how to make healthy food choices. Before grabbing a shopping cart and heading for the aisles, read this article to make grocery shopping a snap.

  • Soy Foods and Health Soy Foods and Health

    You may have heard about soy foods in the news, including claims that soy prevents diseases such as cancer and heart disease. So what is the story on soy?

  • The 5-Second Rule The 5-Second Rule

    Almost everyone has dropped food on the floor and still wanted to eat it. Does the 5-second rule give you the excuse you need? Or is it just a myth?

  • Vegan Food Guide Vegan Food Guide

    A vegan doesn't consume any animal-derived foods or use animal products or byproducts, and eats only plant-based foods.

  • Vitamin D Vitamin D

    Vitamin D has been called the new "wonder vitamin," but most teens aren't getting enough. Find out why vitamin D is important and how to get the right amount.

  • Vitamins and Minerals Vitamins and Minerals

    Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that the body needs to work properly. They boost the immune system, promote normal growth and development, and help cells and organs do their jobs.

  • What's Better: Whole Wheat or Whole Grain? What's Better: Whole Wheat or Whole Grain?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • 5 Ways to Reach a Healthy Weight 5 Ways to Reach a Healthy Weight

    Most dieters regain the weight they lost by dieting when they go back to their old eating habits. Get our tips on the best ways to drop excess weight.

  • Beating the Freshman 15 Beating the Freshman 15

    Everyone's heard warnings about the freshman 15, but is it true that college students pack on 10 to 15 pounds during their first year at school? Get the facts behind college weight gain.

  • Healthy Dining Hall Eating Healthy Dining Hall Eating

    You're away at college, and your parents are no longer looking over your shoulder to make sure you eat your vegetables. So what should you be eating, anyway?

  • How Much Food Should I Eat? How Much Food Should I Eat?

    Lots of us don't realize we're eating too much because we've become so used to large portions. This article for teens helps you take control of your plate.

  • Should I Gain Weight? Should I Gain Weight?

    People want to gain weight for all sorts of reasons like playing their favorite sports or keeping up with friends who are filling out. So what's the skinny on weight gain? Find out here.

  • Staying at a Healthy Weight Staying at a Healthy Weight

    Here are some practical, everyday tips on making exercise and healthy eating work for you instead of feeling like it's the other way around.

  • Teens Talk About Health (Video) Teens Talk About Health (Video)

    In this video, teens talk about dealing with various health problems as well as fitting healthy eating and exercise into their lives.

  • What's the Right Weight for My Height? What's the Right Weight for My Height?

    One of the biggest questions guys and girls have is whether they're the right weight. Because the body is growing and changing so much during adolescence, it can be tough to answer this question.

  • 5 Facts About Goal Setting 5 Facts About Goal Setting

    Here are 5 practical tips on goal setting that can help make it easier to set and reach goals.

  • 5 Ways to Reach a Healthy Weight 5 Ways to Reach a Healthy Weight

    Most dieters regain the weight they lost by dieting when they go back to their old eating habits. Get our tips on the best ways to drop excess weight.

  • 5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet 5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet

    Here are 5 clues that a diet may be more about empty promises than real results.

  • Are Detox Diets Safe? Are Detox Diets Safe?

    The name sounds reassuring - everyone knows that anything toxic is bad for you. But detox diets aren't good for teens. Find out why.

  • Binge Eating Disorder Binge Eating Disorder

    Binge eating is a type of eating disorder. This article for teens explains what it is, how to recognize it, and how to get help.

  • Body Image and Self-Esteem Body Image and Self-Esteem

    When your body changes, so can your image of yourself. Find out how your body image affects your self-esteem and what you can do.

  • Body Mass Index (BMI) Body Mass Index (BMI)

    One of the biggest questions guys and girls have as they grow and develop is whether they're the right weight. One place to start is by learning about body mass index, or BMI.

  • Dealing With Feelings When You're Overweight Dealing With Feelings When You're Overweight

    If a person is struggling with extra weight, it can add to the emotional ups and downs of being a teen. Get some tips on coping here.

  • Emotional Eating Emotional Eating

    We've all eaten a whole bag of chips out of boredom or while cramming for a big test. Learn more about emotional eating, and how to manage it, in this article for teens.

  • Exercise-Induced Asthma Exercise-Induced Asthma

    Some people have asthma symptoms only during or after exercise. This is called exercise-induced asthma. Get some tips for coping with it in this article.

  • Figuring Out Fat and Calories Figuring Out Fat and Calories

    From all you hear, you'd think fat and calories are really bad for you, but we all need a certain amount of them in our diets. Find out the truth about fat and calories.

  • Healthy Weight: Your Personal Plan Healthy Weight: Your Personal Plan

    Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows it can be a struggle. The best way to lose weight is to focus on making small, specific changes that are easy to stick with in the long run. Use our plan to get there!

  • How Can I Lose Weight Safely? How Can I Lose Weight Safely?

    Lots of people are unhappy with their present weight, but aren't sure how to change it - or even if they need to. Get the facts on weight loss here.

  • Losing Weight: Brandon's Story (Video) Losing Weight: Brandon's Story (Video)

    Brandon, 17, has lost 70 pounds through better eating and exercise. In this video he talks about what inspired him and how he stayed on track.

  • Managing Your Weight Managing Your Weight

    Has your doctor told you to lose weight? Get ideas on food, fitness, and staying motivated. We've also got weight management tools and recipes designed just for teens.

  • Staying at a Healthy Weight Staying at a Healthy Weight

    Here are some practical, everyday tips on making exercise and healthy eating work for you instead of feeling like it's the other way around.

  • The Deal With Diets The Deal With Diets

    With all the focus on dieting, how do you figure out what's healthy and what isn't? Read this article to get the basics on dieting.

  • Weight Management: Strength Training Exercises (Video) Weight Management: Strength Training Exercises (Video)

    These videos guide teens through basic strength training exercises. Anyone can do these exercises, and they work well as part of a weight-loss plan.

  • When Being Overweight Is a Health Problem When Being Overweight Is a Health Problem

    A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people. But when people are severely overweight, it can cause health problems.

  • A Week of Healthy Breakfasts A Week of Healthy Breakfasts

    Let our guide inspire you to eat breakfast every day! Each meal has about 350 calories, is packed with morning energy, and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.

  • About Recipes for Teens With Celiac Disease

    These recipes are especially for kids who need a gluten-free diet. Kids who need a gluten-free diet must avoid foods that contain gluten, which is a type of protein found in many foods.

  • About Recipes for Teens With Cystic Fibrosis About Recipes for Teens With Cystic Fibrosis

    These high-calorie recipes are especially for teens with cystic fibrosis (CF). Teens with CF may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs. Check out these delicious recipes.

  • About Recipes for Teens With Diabetes About Recipes for Teens With Diabetes

    A diabetes educator and dietitian chose these recipes, but they're not just for people with diabetes. Almost anyone looking for nutritious meals and snacks can enjoy them.

  • About Recipes for Teens With Lactose Intolerance

    These recipes are especially for teens with lactose intolerance. Teens with lactose intolerance often need to limit or avoid dairy products.

  • About Vegetarian Recipes

    These recipes are for anyone following a vegetarian (meat-free) diet.

  • Applesauce Applesauce

    Learn how to make applesauce with this easy, fun recipe!

  • Avocado, Hummus, and Cheese Pita Pocket Avocado, Hummus, and Cheese Pita Pocket

    This easy vegetarian recipe takes just 5 or 10 minutes to prepare and makes a filling packed lunch.

  • Baked Chicken Fajitas Baked Chicken Fajitas

    This fast, easy dinner recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Baked Salmon Sticks With Creamy Lemon-Dill Dip Baked Salmon Sticks With Creamy Lemon-Dill Dip

    This fast, easy dinner recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Banana Bread Banana Bread

    Learn how to prepare delicious homemade banana bread!

  • Bean and Corn Salsa Bean and Corn Salsa

    This low-calorie vegetarian salsa makes a great after-school snack.

  • Berry Good Smoothie Berry Good Smoothie

    This smoothie makes a filling snack for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Berry Smoothie Berry Smoothie

    This recipe is especially for teens on a gluten-free diet, who must avoid foods that contain gluten, a type of protein found in many foods.

  • Blueberry Pancakes Blueberry Pancakes

    Looking for a tasty weekend breakfast? This recipe makes enough pancakes to serve the whole family. It's also a great recipe for babysitters.

  • Chewy Cinnamon Granola Bars Chewy Cinnamon Granola Bars

    Make your own granola bars! These treats are a healthier alternative to cookies.

  • Chicken and Veggie Soup With Pasta Chicken and Veggie Soup With Pasta

    This hearty soup recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Chicken Parmesan-Stuffed Zucchini Boats Chicken Parmesan-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    This dinner recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Chocolate Sweetheart Parfaits Chocolate Sweetheart Parfaits

    Show yourself some love by making this dessert that's both yummy and healthy.

  • Cocoa, Almond, and Oat Clusters Cocoa, Almond, and Oat Clusters

    If you're trying to lose weight, you know you have to limit sweets. But everyone deserves a once-in-a-while treat. These healthy little cookies hit the spot -- as long as you just eat one!

  • Crispy Zucchini Cake Sandwiches Crispy Zucchini Cake Sandwiches

    Here's a savory vegetarian recipe for anyone trying to eat healthy or lose weight.

  • Crock-Pot Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Crock-Pot Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal

    This easy breakfast recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy. Just put everything in the slow cooker before you go to bed and enjoy a warm, hearty meal in the morning!

  • Crock-Pot Chicken Bolognese Sauce Crock-Pot Chicken Bolognese Sauce

    Put all the ingredients for this recipe into a slow cooker before you leave for school and come home to a tasty dinner! This recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Crock-Pot Turkey Meatballs and Sauce Crock-Pot Turkey Meatballs and Sauce

    Prepare this recipe before you leave for school and come home to a tasty dinner! This dish is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Crunchy Baked Fish Crunchy Baked Fish

    This fast, easy dinner recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Edamame Hummus Edamame Hummus

    This dip makes a tasty after-school snack and gives you the energy you need to get through all that homework! It's great for vegetarians, people trying to lose weight, or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Five-Spice Chicken Salad Wrap Five-Spice Chicken Salad Wrap

    Here's a lunch recipe that's healthy, filling, and great for people trying to lose weight or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • French Toast French Toast

    Learn to make French toast with this easy-to-follow recipe.

  • Frozen Yogurt Pops Frozen Yogurt Pops

    Make your own frozen yogurt pops with this easy recipe.

  • Fruit Kabobs Fruit Kabobs

    Create your own fruit kabobs with this easy recipe.

  • Gingerbread Muffins Gingerbread Muffins

    Muffins make a great "grab-and-go" breakfast. You can bake these the night before or keep the batter in the fridge for 2 or 3 days and bake up smaller batches each morning.

  • Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich

    This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

  • Healthy Breakfast Planner

    Use our printable breakfast planning sheet to select healthy foods that satisfy your taste buds and meet your time constraints.

  • Hearty Swiss Cereal Hearty Swiss Cereal

    This easy recipe makes a nice change from oatmeal or cold cereal. It's filling and good for vegetarians and people trying to lose weight -- or anyone trying to eat healthy.

  • Homemade Chicken Soup Homemade Chicken Soup

    Chicken soup can be high in salt, but this "from scratch" recipe allows you to control the amount of salt (and fat) in your soup. Plus, it's easy to make!

  • How to Separate an Egg How to Separate an Egg

    Some recipes call for just the white parts of an egg or an extra yolk. Learn how to separate an egg with this easy, step-by-step slideshow.

  • Kale and White Bean Soup Kale and White Bean Soup

    This tasty soup is high in nutrients and low in calories. It's great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Lentils of the Southwest Lentils of the Southwest

    This recipe has protein and fiber, and is a great choice for vegetarians as well as teens with diabetes.

  • Mango-Peach Smoothie Mango-Peach Smoothie

    This fast, easy recipe makes a filling and tasty snack for people trying to lose weight, vegetarians, or anyone who wants to eat healthy. It's high in calcium and vitamins A and C.

  • Mediterranean Chicken and Couscous Salad Mediterranean Chicken and Couscous Salad

    This fast, easy dinner recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Mediterranean Pasta Soup Mediterranean Pasta Soup

    This recipe can be made as either a vegetarian or non-vegetarian soup. It's a great option for people trying to lose weight.

  • Mexican Rice Salad Mexican Rice Salad

    This tasty, nutritious, super-fast recipe is great for vegetarians or as a side with grilled or steamed fish. This recipe can be prepared in advance and is good for people trying to lose weight.

  • Mushroom Soup Mushroom Soup

    This easy soup recipe is great for people trying to lose weight, vegetarians — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Pan-Grilled Chicken Over Salad Pan-Grilled Chicken Over Salad

    This recipe makes a well-rounded meal for anyone trying to lose weight.

  • Pasta With Meat Sauce Pasta With Meat Sauce

    We've tweaked this classic recipe to make it healthier. It's a good option for people trying to lose weight if you keep one thing in mind: Don't overdo the portions!

  • Pepper and Tomato Egg-White Frittata Pepper and Tomato Egg-White Frittata

    This breakfast recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Pineapple Pops Pineapple Pops

    Learn to make frozen pineapple pops with this recipe.

  • Pork Tenderloin With Maple-Mustard-Sage Marinade Pork Tenderloin With Maple-Mustard-Sage Marinade

    This dinner recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Quesadillas Quesadillas

    This vegetarian recipe makes a good weekend lunch for the entire family or a party snack to share with a group. It's suitable for teens who are trying to lose weight.

  • Quick Pickles Quick Pickles

    Like pickles? This easy recipe makes a great snack or side.

  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

    This soup recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy. The recipe can be prepared ahead of time and reheated.

  • Salmon Burgers Salmon Burgers

    This fast, easy dinner recipe is great for people trying to lose weight or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Salmon Salad Salmon Salad

    This easy lunch or dinner recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare. It makes a great packed lunch and is a good option for people trying to lose weight -- or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Spicy Black Bean Cilantro Dip Spicy Black Bean Cilantro Dip

    This dip makes a great after-school snack. The protein and fiber give you energy and help you feel full until dinner. It's a great choice for vegetarians or teens who are trying to lose weight.

  • Strawberry Smoothie Strawberry Smoothie

    This recipe is designed for vegans or teens with lactose intolerance, who need to limit or avoid dairy products.

  • Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

    This smoothie makes a satisfying snack for people trying to lose weight, vegetarians, babysitters looking for kid-friendly ideas -- or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad

    This easy-to-make salad does more than look pretty on a plate. It's good for you too!

  • Tiny Pizzas Tiny Pizzas

    Learn how to make mini pizzas with this simple recipe.

  • Tofu Salad Rolls With Sweet and Tangy Dressing Tofu Salad Rolls With Sweet and Tangy Dressing

    This lunch recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Tomato-Zucchini Soup Tomato-Zucchini Soup

    This fast and easy soup recipe is hearty enough to stand alone as a full meal. Low in fat and calories, it's great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Tortellini Kabobs Tortellini Kabobs

    Love pasta but know you shouldn't eat too much? This vegetarian recipe lets you enjoy it while still eating healthy.

  • Trail Mix Trail Mix

    This high-calorie recipe is especially for teens with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

  • Trail Mix Trail Mix

    Here's a super-fast, homemade trail mix that's lower in fat and calories than store bought versions. It's a great snack for people trying to lose weight -- or anyone who just wants to eat healthy.

  • Tuna and Veggie Salad Wraps Tuna and Veggie Salad Wraps

    This lunch recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Turkey Meatloaf Sandwiches Turkey Meatloaf Sandwiches

    This recipe makes a hearty lunch for people trying to lose weight, or anyone who wants to eat healthy. Make the meatloaf for dinner the night before and enjoy the sandwiches as leftovers the next day.

  • Vegetarian Chili Vegetarian Chili

    This recipe makes a satisfying and well-rounded meal for vegetarians or anyone trying to lose weight.

  • Veggie Bowls Veggie Bowls

    Learn to make edible veggie bowls with this simple recipe.

  • Veggie Pasta Salad Veggie Pasta Salad

    This easy dinner recipe takes 10 minutes to make. It's great for vegetarians and for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Zucchini Muffins Zucchini Muffins

    These muffins are a healthier option for people trying to lose weight. They also make an easy "on the go" breakfast and are a great way to get your veggies!

  • 5 Facts About Goal Setting 5 Facts About Goal Setting

    Here are 5 practical tips on goal setting that can help make it easier to set and reach goals.

  • 5 Reasons for Girls to Play Sports 5 Reasons for Girls to Play Sports

    Playing organized sports can help girls do better off the field as well as on. Find out how.

  • 5 Ways to Prepare for Your Sports Season 5 Ways to Prepare for Your Sports Season

    How can you get ready to play your best season ever? Read these tips for teen athletes.

  • A Guide to Eating for Sports A Guide to Eating for Sports

    You've prepared for the game in almost every way possible: but now what should you eat? Read about performance foods, nutritional supplements, and more.

  • Advice for Athletes From a Gold-Medal Coach Advice for Athletes From a Gold-Medal Coach

    Bob Bowman coaches Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. He shares his thoughts on improving sports performance in this article for teens.

  • Ankle Sprains Ankle Sprains

    A sprained ankle is a very common injury that happens when the ligaments that support the ankle get overly stretched or torn. Find out how to avoid ankle sprains and what to do if you get one.

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

    ACL injuries - which can happen in active and athletic people - happen when excessive pressure is put on the knee joint, resulting in a torn ligament.

  • Are Steroids Worth the Risk? Are Steroids Worth the Risk?

    Will using steroids transform you into the most powerful athlete your coach has ever seen? Read this article to learn the facts on steroid use.

  • Broken Bones Broken Bones

    Bones are tough stuff - but even tough stuff can break. Find out what happens when a bone fractures.

  • Bursitis Bursitis

    Bursitis, an irritation of the small fluid sacs that provide cushioning in some joints, is often caused by sports-related injuries or repeated use of a particular joint.

  • Choosing the Right Sport for You Choosing the Right Sport for You

    If you're having trouble choosing a sport, this article can help!

  • Cold-Weather Sports Cold-Weather Sports

    Don't let the chill of winter turn you into a couch potato! Read this article to learn about some cool winter sports.

  • Concussions: Alex's Story Concussions: Alex's Story

    Alex plays high school football, track, basketball, and lacrosse. He's had two concussions. Here, he talks about his experience and what he learned.

  • Concussions: What to Do Concussions: What to Do

    In a concussion, the brain shifts inside the skull. This can cause a sudden - but usually temporary - disruption in a person's ability to function properly and feel well. Here's what to do if you suspect a concussion.

  • Connecting With Your Coach Connecting With Your Coach

    Get the most out of your chosen sport by building a strong relationship with your coach.

  • Dealing With Sports Injuries Dealing With Sports Injuries

    You practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries - and how to avoid getting them.

  • Dehydration Dehydration

    Dehydration is when the amount of water in the body has dropped too low. Read about what causes dehydration, what it does to your body, and how to prevent it.

  • Dynamic Stretching (Video) Dynamic Stretching (Video)

    These videos guide you through 8 dynamic stretches that target different muscles and areas of the body.

  • Exercise-Induced Asthma Exercise-Induced Asthma

    Some people have asthma symptoms only during or after exercise. This is called exercise-induced asthma. Get some tips for coping with it in this article.

  • Female Athlete Triad Female Athlete Triad

    Female athlete triad is a combination of three conditions: disordered eating, amenorrhea (loss of a girl's period), and osteoporosis (a weakening of the bones).

  • Handling Sports Pressure and Competition Handling Sports Pressure and Competition

    Winning is all that matters when you play sports, right? Not when that means you can't even enjoy the game. Read about how to handle sports pressure and competition.

  • Hernias Hernias

    A hernia is an opening or weakness in the wall of a muscle, tissue, or membrane that normally holds an organ in place. Learning to prevent hernias isn't hard to do - check out these tips.

  • I Got Dizzy Playing Sports: What's Going On? I Got Dizzy Playing Sports: What's Going On?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Jumper's Knee Jumper's Knee

    Jumper's knee is an inflammation or injury of the patellar tendon. Although it can seem minor, it's actually a serious condition that can get worse over time and ultimately require surgery if not treated.

  • Knee Injuries Knee Injuries

    Healthy knees are needed for many activities and sports and getting hurt can mean some time sitting on the sidelines.

  • Knee Injury: Caroline's Story Knee Injury: Caroline's Story

    Caroline loved sports. But when an ongoing knee injury kept her from playing the sports she loved, she discovered new interests. Read her story.

  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injuries Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injuries

    MCL injuries happen when excessive pressure is put on the knee joint, causing a torn ligament.

  • Nosebleeds Nosebleeds

    Although nosebleeds are usually harmless and easily controlled, it may look like a gallon of blood is coming from your nose! Read this article to find out what causes nosebleeds and how to stop them.

  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease Osgood-Schlatter Disease

    Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is an overuse injury that can cause knee pain in teens, especially during growth spurts. Learn more.

  • Repetitive Stress Injuries Repetitive Stress Injuries

    Repetitive stress injuries happen when too much stress is placed on a part of the body, causing problems like swelling, pain, muscle strain, and tissue damage.

  • Runner's Knee Runner's Knee

    Runner's knee is the most common overuse injury among runners, but it can also happen to other athletes who do activities that require a lot of knee bending.

  • Safety Tips: Baseball Safety Tips: Baseball

    Baseball is by no means a dangerous sport. But it can present a very real risk of injuries from things like wild pitches, batted balls, and collisions in the field.

  • Safety Tips: Basketball Safety Tips: Basketball

    It may be fun to play and great exercise, but basketball is also a contact sport, and injuries occur frequently. To help make sure you're doing everything you can to stay safe on the basketball court, follow these safety tips.

  • Safety Tips: Cheerleading Safety Tips: Cheerleading

    Cheerleading today requires considerable athletic ability. The more challenging it gets, the greater the risk of getting hurt. Find out how to avoid injuries.

  • Safety Tips: Fastpitch Softball Safety Tips: Fastpitch Softball

    Softball is a very safe sport, especially slow-pitch. But in fastpitch, things speed up, and that increases the chances of getting hurt. So keep these safety tips in mind.

  • Safety Tips: Field Hockey Safety Tips: Field Hockey

    Field hockey is a contact sport, and injuries are bound to happen. To minimize your risk of injury, follow these safety tips.

  • Safety Tips: Football Safety Tips: Football

    Football is a lot of fun, but since the name of the game is to hit somebody, injuries are very common. To learn how to keep things as safe as possible on the football field, follow these tips.

  • Safety Tips: Lacrosse Safety Tips: Lacrosse

    When everyone's moving so fast and using sticks to sling a solid rubber ball around, injuries are bound to happen in lacrosse. Here's how to avoid them.

  • Safety Tips: Skateboarding Safety Tips: Skateboarding

    Skateboarding is undeniably cool, but it's also easy to get hurt. Keep it safe while skateboarding with these safety tips.

  • Safety Tips: Skiing Safety Tips: Skiing

    There's a lot to love about skiing, but it can also present some very real dangers, from frostbite and sunburn to blown knees and head injuries. Follow these tips to stay safe on the slopes.

  • Safety Tips: Sledding Safety Tips: Sledding

    Sledding is a lot of fun, but can also cause injuries, some of them pretty serious. To keep yourself safe while sledding, follow these safety tips.

  • Safety Tips: Snowboarding Safety Tips: Snowboarding

    Snowboarding is a great way to have fun, but it can also present some very real dangers. Follow these safety tips to learn how to stay safe on the slopes.

  • Safety Tips: Swimming and Diving Safety Tips: Swimming and Diving

    To keep things as safe as possible for swimming and diving season, follow these tips.

  • Safety Tips: Volleyball Safety Tips: Volleyball

    Following these tips can help protect you from injuries while playing volleyball.

  • Safety Tips: Wrestling Safety Tips: Wrestling

    In wrestling, injuries are bound to happen sometimes. To keep things as safe as possible, follow these tips.

  • Should I Exercise If I Feel Sore? Should I Exercise If I Feel Sore?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Sports and Exercise Safety Sports and Exercise Safety

    Playing hard doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.

  • Sports Center Sports Center

    This site has tips on things like preparing for a new season, handling sports pressure, staying motivated, and dealing with injuries.

  • Sports Physicals Sports Physicals

    Just as professional sports stars need medical care to keep them playing their best, so do student athletes. That's why it's important to get a sports physical.

  • Sports Supplements Sports Supplements

    Sports supplements are products used to enhance athletic performance. Lots of people who want to improve their performance have questions about how supplements work and whether they're safe.

  • Sportsmanship Sportsmanship

    Some people define good sportsmanship as treating the people that you play with and against as you'd like to be treated yourself. Learn more about what good sportsmanship is all about.

  • Strains and Sprains Strains and Sprains

    Sprains and strains are common injuries, especially for people who play hard or are into sports. Find out what they are and how to recuperate from one.

  • Stress Fractures Stress Fractures

    It's not always easy to tell if you have a stress fracture, and stress fractures can get worse quickly. This article explains how to prevent and treat them.

  • Stretching Stretching

    You may have heard mixed things about stretching before working out. Here are the cold, hard facts on warming up, stretching, and cooling down.

  • Testicular Injuries Testicular Injuries

    Serious testicular injuries are relatively uncommon, but testicular injury can be painful. Read this to find out what steps you can take to protect yourself from injury.

  • What Makes a Good Coach? What Makes a Good Coach?

    We ran a survey asking what you think makes a good coach. Here's what you told us.

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