NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
August 3, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that the health risks associated with sitting for eight or more hours a day, whether at work, home or commuting, can be eliminated with an hour or more of moderate intensity exercise a day, according to a study from this week's issue ofThe Lancet?

Here is our recent Special Genetics Issue if you missed it.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Ugh. The Back to School Blues
Bonnie and Steve: As students return to school, we must be cognizant of the fact that 1 in 9 US adolescents aged 12 to 17 years report having had a major depressive episode in the past year.

The findings come from a new report generated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

With the myriad stressors children, teens, and young adults face, this should not come as a surprise. There are no statistics on stress and anxiety, but we're sure that 9 out of 9 US adolescents experience these.

You should start prepping your kid for school now. Adults who may take their foot off the pedal during the summer can also use these tips for getting yourself ramped up for fall!
  1. Establish a Consistent Sleep Pattern. This is priority number one. Mood, attention, and overall mental health is most affected when there is lack of sleep or no consistent bedtime.
  2. Exercise. Believe it or not, many kids stop exercising during the summer. This contributes to stress, anxiety, and depression. Exercise is the most economical and valuable therapy for a sound mind. Get your kid moving again.
  3. Cut Out the Sweets. Sugar contributes to tremendous mood swings. Get your kid back into a consistent, balanced, real food eating pattern.
  4. Mind Work. If your kid has never done mindfulness or meditation, now is a great time to get them into it. There are many wonderful mobile apps that can help. It's as easy as starting with a short breathing exercise in the morning and evening, eventually working up to more detailed programs.
  5. Put away all digital devices at least 30 minutes before bed. Screen time too close to bed ruins sleep and increases susceptibility to mood disorders. Here's a novel a paper book. All it takes is a few pages of a book right before bed to prep your mind for restful sleep.
  6. Nutritional and Lifestyle Counseling. Children from families who participated in nutrition and lifestyle counseling ate more vegetables and had a higher intake of important nutrients, according to a two­ year study from Preventive Medicine.

Going back to school does not have to be negative. As long as your kid understands that their ability to learn, work efficiently, and have fun is much harder if they do not adhere to good lifestyle habits.

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