Teen Lifestyle Balance

Facts that are not so fun:

  • Obesity in adolescents has tripled over the past 30 years
  • 56% of high school students in Colorado do not get the proper amount of physical activity
  • This generation is suspected to be the first to live shorter lives than their parents

To combat these realities, The Pueblo City-Council Health Department is now offering a free program for teenagers between the ages of 11 and 18 to teach them to live healthier lives.

The summer class meets each week for 10 weeks, each class lasting 90 minutes. The class is also offered in the fall and spring, both for 14 weeks each, and each weekly class lasting 60 minutes.

All you need are athletic shoes. So for minimal time and preparation, teens in the area can learn to get in shape, manage their weight, and live a healthier life.

As it’s a voluntary program, you know you’ll be surrounded with people with similar goals and hopes, so the program fosters a comfortable atmosphere.

At the end of the class, there are opportunities to win prizes for those that really give the program their all. Sign up today!

For the full article and more information on the Pueblo County Health Department, click here, and you can “attend” the Teen Lifestyle Balance Event on Facebook. You can also call The Pueblo City-County Health Department at 583-4315.



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