Empower House (formerly Martinez Street Women’s Center) was founded in 1999 with a mission to improve reproductive health services and access for women — primarily brown and Black women — on the East Side of San Antonio.
Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics this website has resources for parents and healthcare providers focused on Early Feeding, Healthy Active Living for Families, Physical Activity (special sections on sport in time of the COVID-19 pandemic), and access to several Apps for healthy living for movement and cooking as a family.
Check out the website and explore.
Website sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics specifically for parents with information for optimal attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Whether you’re looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidance on parenting issues this is the place.
Laugh and learn as you help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This bilingual (English and Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn Sesame’s “Breathe, Think, Do” strategy for problem-solving. Tap and touch to help the monster friend take deep breaths, think of plans, and try them out! Your child will enjoy silly animations and playful interactions as she is exposed to important emotional vocabulary, a calm breathing technique, personalized encouragements, and more. Available via Both Iphone & Android App store Free.
iphone or Android
Remember the food pyramid? Meet MyPlate, the official symbol of the five food groups. Learn how to make MyPlate work for you. Check out resources such as Budget friendly food ideas. Healthy food choices don’t have to cost a lot. Find SNAP savings in your area and discover new ways to prepare budget-friendly foods. Build healthy eating habits one goal at a time! Use the Start Simple with MyPlate app to pick simple daily food goals, see real-time progress, and earn badges along the way. Find easy, low cost recipes. View delicious recipes in our very own MyPlate Kitchen! Search by ingredient to use what you already have or browse by category to find something new. Save your favorites, make personalized cookbooks, and more! Check out the website below!
Go to http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ for resources for healthy living
Get ourdoors and discover local parks, hiking trails, and forest with this website with easy to use search feature based on address or zip code. Helps to locate all local Forests and Parks in the area and what features they have to include Hiking, Walking trails, Playgrounds, or other amenties. Check out other programs as well such as Junior Rangers, plant identification, and fun activities for the outdoors for the entire family.
Reconnect your family with nature.
Discover a forest or park near you.
This site has information all tobacco exposures including e-cigarettes, JUULs and more.
Public research-based psychological information in a usable format to assist with each individual’s pursuit of understanding and personal growth. The belief of Excel At Life is that everyone should have access to these resources.
Browse articles, videos, & complete questionnaires and diaries without needing to join or pay a fee. Also can download Excel At Life’s free apps for self-improvement and managing stress, anxiety, and depression.
Check out https://insighttimer.com/meditation-app to view information about ‘Insight Timer’ a Free meditation app which nurtures daily meditation practices (with over 20,000 free meditations), sleep practices, and educational courses as well as libraries for kids and music. Available in iOS and Android. Mediation resources available in over 30 different languages.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health. This is true no matter how old you are or how long you have smoked.
Many people who smoke become addicted to nicotine, a drug that is found naturally in tobacco. This can make it hard to quit smoking. But the good news is there are proven treatments that can help you quit. Check out the website below or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669) for support in quitting, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free education materials and referrals to local resources.
Ready to quit smoking or Vaping? Try text-to-quit.
Teens aged 13-17 in the United States who are ready to quit smoking. This program is offered by the National Cancer Institute’s Smokefree.gov.
How does it work?
Sign up with the form below or text QUIT to 47848.
After you confirm your enrollment, you will receive daily text messages to support you in quitting smoking from the short code 47848 (message and data rates may apply). The program lasts for 6-8 weeks.
Text “Quit” to 47848
Check out the website for more information and to get started. https://teen.smokefree.gov/become-smokefree/smokefreeteen-signup
Info on helping teens quit smoking: teen.smokefree.gov
QuitStart free app to help teen quit- https://teen.smokefree.gov/become-smokefree/quitstart-app
Whether you are searching for Playground, Youth sports, Walking or Biking trails, community centers, programs and classes on music, dance, art, fitness or sports, or even if you just want to locate a trail, park or pool near you, check out the City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation website below for information on all of the above and more!
San Antonio parks give people an opportunity to spend time enjoying the outdoors, with fresh air, sunshine and exercise on tap for visitors. Take a walk, enjoy the scenery, and de-stress. Studies show people who spend time in parks outdoors will be sick less often, which means less time missing from school and work, as well as lower healthcare costs and better overall health. And it’s fun and refreshing. Visit a San Antonio park or pool today!
Whether you like to walk, jog, hike, cycle or run, we have the trail for you. With more than 140 miles of trails in City parks across the community, we know you can find the location that works for you with trails that are natural, crushed granite or paved. Variety is the spice of life so try a few trails in various parks—or more. Learn about nature by experiencing it on the trails or try a program at one of our Natural Area parks. Programs are offered for all ages from toddlers to seniors, and for the entire family. Learning and nature go hand-in-hand!
Dozens of activities from birth to 7 years old to help young children cope with traumatic stressors in their lives.
Your next adventure starts here. Search by the facility name if you know exactly where you want to go – we’ll find that one along with others in the area. Or enter a city, state, street name or zip code for recommendations near your destination. Check out spots for camping, swimming, or other activities!
Check out Chttps://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene to access dozens of free online Yoga videos, suitable for all levels.
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