Often it's believed kids can "handle it" because they're young. But being a child today is hard: academic pressures, changing bodies, crushes, and the inundation of social media. Our children are stuck between childhood and adulthood earlier, navigating bigger feelings well beyond the typical teen years and being flooded with our changing world. Legacy Family Center offers life skills-building techniques to help our youth feel more grounded, understand how to care for themselves more proactively, and know when to ask for help.
As a partner with your family, Legacy Family Center (LFC) provides courses that create awareness, identify challenges, management solutions around mental health. Our instruction also addresses the relationship between mental health, substance abuse, and other negative coping behaviors and the negative impact of stigma and cultural attitudes toward mental illness. Should LFC become aware of participants' requirements outside the general day-to-day stress and emotional management, LFC can refer to services that can assist individuals and families with these needs. Discover ways to enhance your mental health today!
Physical Movement Activities
Legacy Family Center (LFC) understands that physical activity and overall wellness are closely intertwined.
The World Health Organization (WHO) advises children and adolescents aged 6-17 should have 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week, including muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening activities on at least three days a week. While the National Institutes of Health, experts recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes (two and a half hours) of moderate physical activity a week.
How much activity you integrate into your life and your weight are important factors in keeping your body and mind sound. Give it a try, and start moving today!
Life's stresses can be overwhelming, especially for our children and youth; besides eating well and physical exercise, yoga and meditation are helpful tools to teach stress and emotional regulation and management. Moreover, The American Heart Association touts the wonderful properties of meditation and how it can improve well-being and quality of life as well as:
Increase the ability to process information
Slow the cognitive effects of aging
Support the immune system
Reduce symptoms of menopause
Control the brain's response to pain
If you're thinking Oooooh, I need that, plan on doing it with LFC by your side!
A proper diet supports good health, disease prevention, learning, and attention span. Legacy Family Center (LFC) is excited to offer nutritional education addressing these topics and discussing ways to make cultural cuisine recipes healthier. While this program is a classroom-type environment, as we expand, we look forward to offering actual in-kitchen time to prepare and partake of a meal together and connect in lively discussions. If you're ready to boost your nutrition, let's chat today!