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As teens grow and go through body changes, it's easy for them to develop unhealthy outlooks on health, fitness and exercise. To avoid negative exercise habits, encourage teens to look at exercise as a way to feel better and more comfortable in their skin, instead of as a method to conform to what they think their bodies should look like. Unless you've consulted with a medical professional, don't put fitness in terms of how much weight they want to lose.
Experts recommend that teenagers work out for at least one hour every day. The exercise should be moderate to vigorous. Yes, and it is called compulsive exercise.
Kay Ireland specializes in health, fitness and lifestyle topics. She is a support worker in the neonatal intensive care and antepartum units of her local hospital and recently became a certified group fitness instructor. Teenagers in the United States are unhealthier than ever, with childhood obesity doubling in the past 30 years and 18 percent of teens are considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We've rounded up seven that are pretty much guaranteed to alter your day-to-day and generally improve your overall universe. From keeping your body pumped up and excited about working out to de-stressing your brain in ten minutes, here are some of the ones that we can't live without:. You know how you run way faster and feel noticeably more enthusiastic about working out when you have a good playlist?
The teen years are tough. Aside from winding your way through the often-confusing world of high school relationships, school, future plans, and family life, you're stuck in the body and brain of a human that's not-quite-adult but no-longer-a-child. The teen years also give you your first real taste of freedom, opening up a world of choices—you have the choice to continue in sports, or to focus on other interests.
As kids enter their teen years, they might lose interest in physical activity. Between school, homework, friends, and even part-time jobs, they're juggling a lot of interests and responsibilities. But regular physical activity can help your teen feel more energetic, improve focus and attention, and promote a better outlook. And regular physical activity can help your child maintain a healthy weight and prevent heart disease, diabetes, and other medical problems later in life.