Well-Being

At Newport Academy, we promote wellness in mind, body, and spirit.

Newport Academy Well Being Resources Teen Healthy Living Nutrition Sugar
Mental Health, Well-Being

What Sugar is Really Doing to Your Brain and Body

Sugar—The First Drug Many of us grew up hearing the catchphrase—on television, or in our heads as we walked down the cereal aisle—“Frosted Flakes, they’re more than good, they’re GREAT!” Tony the Tiger and his infamous jingle have kept cereal bowls full of sugarcoated flakes for decades. And he’s not the only one; before Tony [...]
Newport Academy Empowering Teens Resources: A Way of Mentoring
Community, Empowering Teens, Well-Being

The Way of Mentoring — a Q&A with Crit Callebs

As a mentor and therapeutic facilitator at Newport Academy, Crit Callebs works with teens and their families. Crit uses traditional storytelling and awareness activities to guide them in discovering their inner strength. He focuses on connecting youth with the power of choice. And he helps people understand that they write their own life story. They […]

Newport Academy Mental Health Resources: Ways to Start Your Day With Less Anxiety
Mental Health, Well-Being

8 Ways to Start Your Day With Less Anxiety

By Amy Marturana Morning anxiety is real. Here’s how to shut it down. Plenty of daily events can cause anxiety. Whether it’s triggered by stress at work, relationship problems, current events, or any other emotional event, everyone knows how it feels to be anxious, worried, or panicked. But, for some people, simply waking up in […]

Newport Academy Well-Being Resources: When Teen Athletes Use Performance Enhancing Drugs Everyone Loses
Well-Being

When Teen Athletes Use Performance-Enhancing Drugs, Everyone Loses

In an attempt to win, many young athletes often end up losing big time. This happens when performance-enhancing drugs become a part of a teen athlete’s training regimen. Lance Armstrong’s recent public fall from grace has highlighted how winning in the moment means nothing in the long run when the victory is attained by cheating. […]

Newport Academy Well-Being Resources: Health and Well-Being
Well-Being

Teen Health and Well-Being

Adolescents often believe that they’ll live forever. It’s easy to see why they would be filled with so much enthusiasm. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 80.5 percent of youth ages 12 to 17 are in excellent or very good health. Thanks to good teen health and well-being rates, the teen years are […]