Healthy Behaviors for Children and AdolescentsMay 30th, 2019 | Network News
AHP Medical Director Dr. Matt Devine and his daughter Hannah appeared recently on WROC Channel 8 to talk about the many benefits of good sleep, exercise and screen time habits. “The biggest thing is trying to decrease childhood obesity which leads to all kinds of other long-standing chronic illnesses,” Dr. Devine said. “In addition, thinking about the way that our endorphins are released and some of that can help with our mental health so we can decrease anxiety and depression. Also, we want to increase academic performance throughout our life and just overall feel good and healthy.”
Questions about encouraging healthy behaviors in your pediatric patients? Contact Nancy Bellush, Senior Pediatric Care Manager for Quality Improvement.