Baptist Health’s Healthy & Active Youth Program Offering Virtual Sessions for Fall

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health’s Healthy & Active Youth Program is back for the fall with all virtual sessions that will promote fitness and nutrition to youths ages 11 to 17. The program will include eight sessions starting on Sept. 22 and ending on Dec. 22.

The multifaceted program includes nutritional counseling, exercise and fitness assessments, lifestyle counseling and medical oversight.

Each online session will have fun and interactive healthy-living exercises that can be incorporated for the whole family.

Along with fitness trackers, T-shirts and a water bottle, there will also be a $10 gift card sent to participants to help purchase supplies for the virtual sessions.

The seeds of obesity are sown in childhood and are often carried into adulthood, and obesity plays a significant role in causing many costly adult health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, orthopedic complications, sleep apnea and depression.

It’s imperative that healthy eating and exercise habits are learned at a young age so that an adolescent is more likely to carry these routines into adulthood. Weight management at any age is based on lifestyle intervention and change. It is a fun and educational way to get teens moving — and on the right path to a healthier way of life.

The Healthy & Active Youth Program strives to change habits at an early age to help provide a lifetime of good health and a healthier Arkansas.

To register or find out more about the program, visit or send an email to


Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community and over 100 primary and specialty care clinics in Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. The system additionally offers a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. Baptist Health, as the largest not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, provides care to patients wherever they are through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.