Back to Document
Cool Tools to Keep Your Kids From Smoking
Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that many teenagers think smoking is cool. The CDC states that while the number of teens who smoke continues to drop each year, this trend is slowing. This is concerning because cigarette use among teens leads to health problems when those teens become adults.
That is why it is important to be diligent as parents and do your best to prevent your child from starting smoking.
Cigarette advertising is more limited than in the past, but still remains fairly obvious.
Despite various forms of advertising, parents who smoke and allow smoking in the home, and peers who smoke have the greatest impact on whether preadolescents and teens will take up smoking.
Steps for parents
The CDC offers the following ideas to keep children from smoking:
Be a good role model. Don't use tobacco and don't let others use it in your home.
Give your children clear and consistent messages about the risks of tobacco use.
Volunteer to help with prevention programs. If your community doesn't have one, start one.
If your child uses tobacco, support his or her efforts to stop. Help with goal setting and give lots of positive feedback.
The CDC's Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) offers parent information, media campaign resources, and a variety of tobacco-reduction educational ideas. OSH's goal is to reduce death and disease caused by tobacco use and secondhand smoke. Resources can be accessed at: www.cdc.gov/tobacco.
Welcome to the Wellness Center at Broward Health Medical Center
The Broward Health Wellness Center is more than a health club; we are a serious approach to fitness. The average health club works for people who want average results. The Wellness Center is different. We are a hospital-based fitness center
with professionals certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Our staff includes nutritionists and personal trainers
who are educated in exercise physiology and nutrition, helping you create a healthier body, inside and out.
For more information about wellness center services or membership, please call 954-355-5521
One time $49 enrollment fee.
Silver Basic Package - $34/month
Gold Package - $44/month (includes all classes)
Members also have the option to pay in full (no enrollment):
One month - $60
Two months - $110
Three months - $150
Six months - $245
One year - $375
Wellness Center features:
At the Wellness Center you will find a newly-renovated 2,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility with a variety of classes (including Spinning, barre class, Saturday morning yoga, Zumba, and Latin dance workshops) and equipment. Our "no pressure environment" is inviting and comfortable, ensuring full focus during your workout.
We are proud to offer:
- 10 elliptical machines
- 10 new treadmills (2 that have televisions)
- 12 other variations of cardio machines
- 2 10-pair dumbbell racks
- 2 new arc trainers
- 2 new lateral octane trainers
- 2 new Elliptical machines
- 2 new Upper Body Ergometers
- A dual-adjustable pulley machine
- An equipment circuit designed to address all major muscle groups in rapid succession
- A designated area for abdominal workouts
- A refinished aerobics floor
- A separate, sound-proofed exercise classroom
- A separate Spinning Room with 55-inch TV for virtual spin rides
- Increased Class Offerings (bar class, Saturday morning yoga, Zumba, Video Spin, and Latin workshops)
- Modern Membership Software
"My wife and I have benefited from the knowledge and caring attitude of the staff, the variety of classes as well as all the new equipment. Quite honestly, we have never felt better!"
- Richard and Joann Parkinson, Fort Lauderdale
We offer Senior Fitness classes. Our qualified staff can assist with developing a program specialized for seniors which can help seniors learn more about healthy living and healthy aging.
We offer nutritional consultations with a registered dietician as well as personal training sessions. We also offer a cardiac rehabilitation program, pulmonary rehabilitation program, and diabetes program; all are fully staffed by trained professionals. Massage Therapy is another option for you.
We invite you to take a tour of our state-of-the-art facility and receive a free 3-day membership. (Must present pass to authorize 3-day membership).
The Wellness Center offers personalized nutrition education from nationally credentialed and Florida-licensed registered dietitians. Specialties include but are not limited to weight management, diabetes, and heart disease/cholesterol control.
In your private nutrition consultation, you’ll receive a personalized nutrition plan for you and/or your family that is specific to your nutrition and medical needs. Our dietitians are here to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle focused on weight management, preventing disease, improving blood sugar levels/ cholesterol levels and overall feelings of well being.
What is the cost of a nutrition consultation?
Initial appointment: $90 (call to inquire about the Broward Health employee rate)
Follow-up appointments: $45
For more information about nutrition or to schedule an appointment with a clinical dietician, call 954-355-5521.