THE IMPORTANCE OF FITNESS IN TEENS

Have you seen a lift and then a flight of stairs and chose the lift instead?

Every once in a while, we make some choices that are by the devil’s advocacy!

One such choice is that of our health.

Due to a lot human progress, our health seems to digress in unwanted directions!

When we our younger, it is easier for us to make changes in our lifestyle and adapt to our environment. Unfortunately, we are adapting in the wrong way!

The American College of Sports Medicine and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that a teenager spend at least 30 minutes doing some type of physical activity each day.

Now how many of us do this?

Physical activity at this stage of life helps us maintain both mental and bodily fitness. The more we stay inside, our health is spoiling on the inside!

A lot of us have issues dealing with body image at this stage of our life and while some of them can be solved by self- confidence and acceptance, some can also be solved with focusing on your health. When you are fitter, you feel good from within and that has an huge impact on your self -esteem and body image.

DID YOU KNOW??

By focusing on your health, you can get more intelligent?

Yes, a recent psychological study concluded that by keeping your body, you can increase your IQ .

A European study appearing in the December 2009 issue of the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” found a direct correlation between a teenager’s level of physical fitness and IQ.

As much as we say that we are younger, we can handle anything, it means that we are still inexperienced to deal with a lot of stuff. It is the same with our bodies. The body immunity at this stage is also lower at times and the risks of developing conditions like diabetes, cholesterol, and many other are higher. By keeping ourselves fit, we can avoid these conditions.  Well, at least add them to the list of watch later!

According to a Canadian study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, students who play team sports in grades eight through 12 have less stress and depression as young adults. Teens who play sports also gain confidence, critical-thinking and judgment skills, as well as increased cognitive function.

So know we know why it is important to be healthy, we’ll be back with ways to be healthy!

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