TeenHealthInfo on Exercise and Nutrition:
— Please click on the links below to learn more about how to stay fit and to stay healthy.
is one of the best ways you can prevent disease and obesity as an
adult. If you get in shape now, you can reduce your risk for diabetes,
stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure as an adult. The Center
for Disease Control and Prevention says that less than 20% of teenagers
in high school are physically active in a gym class for 20 minutes or
more; this means that more of you than ever are in need of physical
activity outside of school. Here you can learn how to stay fit and
exercise in a healthy manner.
as exercising is important in keeping yourself healthy, eating right is
also crucial to fighting disease and making your body stronger.
Sometimes eating healthy foods can be difficult; maybe all of your
friends eat junk food at lunch, or you don't have very many fruits and
vegetables in your house. You need to make your own choices about what
you eat, and the guides we have set up for you here should help.
too much or too little of these foods can be problematic. If you eat a
lot more or less than what is on the pyramid, you should think of slowly
changing your eating habits. You could also have an eating disorder.
Eating disorders are very common among young women and are becoming
increasingly common, unfortunately among young men. Eating disorders do
not only mean that starving yourself, it could mean eating normally and
then vomiting or using laxatives, or over eating. Here we talk about
some common eating disorders and how to get help if you know someone who
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what teens are asking about exercise and nutrition. From when to start
lifting weights to the pros and cons of protein supplements, you can
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