Certain behaviors put adolescents at risk for serious health problems. This podcast discusses risky teen behaviors. Created: 6/19/2014 by MMWR.
Date Released: 6/19/2014. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Teaching Good Behavior
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2013
Recorded: June 17, 2014; posted: June 19, 2014
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When people are young and healthy, they often think they’re invincible, but certain behaviors put adolescents at risk for serious health problems. These behaviors can have negative consequences immediately and later in life. Behaviors that are concerning include violence; tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; risky sexual behaviors; unhealthy diets; physical inactivity; and behaviors that contribute to motor vehicle injuries, including texting while driving.
If you’re a parent or work with youth, you can make a difference. Talk with young people about these risky behaviors and emphasize and model a healthy lifestyle.
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