Powering up teenagers

Nicola - Friday, October 4, 2013

Our future investment

The theme of this year’s blog is TLC. Therapeutic Life-styles need to be taught. Aside from our genetic blue-print, our physical and mental health starts from the moment we are born. Frightening thing is I just read an article reporting that children today are more sedentary and unfit and unhealthier than their parents’ generation. The stretching life span will reverse. Worse, teen mental health is also deteriorating. Teenagers in Australia are increasingly experiencing stress, depression, and anxiety, and other mental health issues, and many unfortunately are not taught how to take care of themselves to maximize their growth, reach their potential and increase their resilience. Children are our and the nation’s most important investment.

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