Teen Driving Awareness Month on January, 2018: Getting thinner for teen?

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Getting thinner for teen?

This is a forum where you ask a question and post it...not several questions. We have limited space in which to answer. You'll get better results if you ask ONE question per post.

Unfortunately, you didn't say what you want to accomplish except to be more athletic. To do that, you must define what you mean. Same for "tone". You can work in improving strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination, balance, body awareness, and much more not to mention skills. So, try to be more specific. "Tone" is not a real word. It's slang and has no clear meaning in fitness.

Here's an excellent website for you. Be sure to bookmark it and use it. It's been recommended by the people your doctor listens to, US National Institute of Health, and has tons of information about your growing and changing body. -->

It is pointless to ask strangers what food items you should eat. We don't know you, your taste preferences, your food availability, your budget and resources, your cuisine/kitchen facilities and skills, your food allergies, your freedom to choose your foods, your cultural traditions or edicts, or even what country you're in.

Here are some websites which you may find useful.

Self control is something you teach yourself by experience. You're very young...you'll learn with time. How often you exercise depends on how you exercise and what you want to accomplish. Establish those things first. Talk with your dance instructor.

The best thing you can do now and for years to come is study.

Your body has no choice but to follow your brain. So, you should feed your brain a steady diet of good information if you want to be all you can be. It's YOUR body and it has to last a lifetime so it's worth the investment. Don't ask questions of random strangers with no credibility in this or other online forums. Use high quality resources for information instead. The basic principles of health, fitness, and nutrition are not that difficult or hard to understand.

Avoid the internet unless you're using trusted sites in dot gov or dot edu domains. The dot coms are usually driven by profit motive and you'll find bad information in most websties including WebMD, Livestrong, Bobybuilding.com, etc. and especially in this forum and others like it. And, avoid magazine and other cheap commercial informational products about fitness, glamour, muscle building, fashion and fads. Don't be part of the "herd" unless you want to look, feel, and perform like the "herd".

Use books, especially late edition text books on subjects such as nutrition, anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology...especially exercise physiology. You can find excellent information resources at your local public or Uni library or for sale cheap online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com.

Always follow the science. Use critical thinking. Be skeptical and do not believe anything without cross checking it with trusted sources. Grow your personal knowledge base and everything else will follow with relative ease.

You have one body and it has to last a lifetime. It's worth the investment to learn how to care for it properly.

Good luck and good health!!

What do you think about the new driving laws in Ontario?

What do you think about the new driving laws in Ontario?

I am mostly against it. I agree with harsher rules on blood alcohol levels when driving because it is a fact that alcohol inhibits your awareness, but it shouldn't just be for the age group mentioned. It should apply to everyone whether they've had their "license" for 3 years or 15 or they are 16 years of age or 45...the 3 year driver could have driven everyday from the day they first got their license while the 15 year driver may only have driven 4 times in their life...who has more experience? What if the 3 year driver was 19 and the 15 year driver was 40 years old? These new rules apply to the experienced driver (19 year old) who could potentially be more responsible, but these rules do not apply to the 40 year old. How is this fair? To add to this if you look at the Ontario Road Safety Annual Report it shows many different tables of collision analysis...one of the tables shows the drivers age with the reason and amount of collisions for each reason. The age group that possessed the most collisions (from the years 2002-2004) were between 25 and 44...yes that is a big range, but the two categories (25-34 and 35-44) in 2004 produced over twice as many collisions than ages 0 to 24. Yes most 1 year olds wont be driving, but if you look at the tables you can see that the age group in question (16-21) is not responsible for the majority of collisions. Maybe I am reading it wrong, I don't know...the whole no more than one person under 19 is so rediculous. Many people will just say "oh take the bus" yeah well not everyone can afford the what, 50 dollar bus pass every month and what if you are out late and far from your home, a couple of your friends are drunk but you're completely sober...buses don't run all night and taxis can be crazy expensive...if you have the opportunity to drive home safely then why can't you do that. And what's the difference if you have 3 braty siblings fighting in the back compared to 3 teenagers? Why is that allowed? They are just as much of a destraction if not more. It's also inconvenient for people who live out in the country where it takes like 10 minutes to get to the next house...let alone movie theatre or whatever...If we're responsible enough to have to get jobs, pay income taxes, and (for some) manage our own housing/apartment finances we should be responsible enough to decide who we can and can't have in the vehicle that we are responsible for. If it's so dangerous to have so many people in a vehicle then why do they make vehicles with more than one seat? I understand that speeding is an issue, but if you go over by a few km you shouldn't be penalized more than a person (who is not in the category range) who is speeding over 15 km...

what exactly are the requirements for obtaining a driver licence as a teen in Colorado?

what exactly are the requirements for obtaining a driver licence as a teen in Colorado?

Ages and available permits with requirements:

Driver Education Permit - 15 years - 15 years 6 months

Driver Awareness Permit - 15 years 6 months - 16 years

Minor Instruction Permit - 16 years - 21 years of age

To be issued a driving permit you must meet the following requirements:

Provide your state or county certified birth certificate or other acceptable forms of identification

Pass both written and vision screening tests

Provide your social security number

To be issued a Minor Driver's License (ages 16 - 20) you must meet the following requirements:

Must hold instruction permit for 12 full months (if under 18)

Must be at least 16 years old

Must present a completed and signed Drive Time Log (if under 18)

A 6-hour Behind the Wheel (BTW) certificate is required, for any minor who is under the age of 16 years 6 months at the time they apply for their license. Exception: 12 hours of behind the wheel training may be administered by a parent, guardian or alternate permit supervisor if there are no approved schools offering at least 20 hours of driver education per week located within 30 miles of the permit holders residence

Pass a drive test with either a third-party tester or at a Driver's License office. Please note: drive tests at Driver's License offices are by appointment only

***Please be aware: your minor license will expire 20 days after your 21st birthday***

Every applicant under 18 years of age must submit an 'Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship' DR2460 signed by a parent, stepparent, guardian or grandparent with Power of Attorney. The DR 2460 must be verified by either a Driver's License employee or a Notary Public. If the signer is a guardian, original court documents showing guardianship, custody or adoption must be presented. If the signer is a grandparent with Power of Attorney (POA), the original POA must be presented and a copy of the POA must be surrendered upon application for the permit. If neither parent is living, the legal guardian of the minor may sign the affidavit. In this case, court-ordered guardianship papers are required. The affidavit may be obtained at any motor vehicle driver's license office, from the back of the driver's license manual, or downloaded above.

Driver's license offices only accept cash or checks - no credit or debit cards. Please plan accordingly.

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