Top Fitness Tips for Teenagers

Now is the time to start exercising.

Teenagers these days are spending more and more time indoors and indulge in unhealthy habits including binge eating, high phone usage and sitting for long hours.

With lot of free time at their disposal, they can develop interesting hobbies, try different sports and make new friends, among others. Obviously those with medical conditions should consult a professional though there are always tips for all.

High levels of stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness have become a normal part of teenage life. However, teenagers these days are leading unhealthy lifestyles. Poor diets, smoking, alcohol drinking, sleep deprivation and lack of exercise are leaving more teenagers at greater risk of lifelong ill-health.
Here are some health and fitness tips that help teenagers to stay active and healthy.

1) Healthy Diet. It is normal for teenagers to feel hungry and have high cravings for food. …
Take control of how much and what type of foods you eat. Try to avoid foods high in sugar, salt and unhealthy fats, and prefer fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat protein foods and fat-free or low-fat dairy foods.

2) Reduce Screen Time. …
Whether texting on smartphones, or watching movies on laptops, or scrolling through social media, their electronics use is quite of control.
Reduce the screen time by setting clear time limits for electronic gadgets’ usage. Try to indulge in a variety of free-time activities including physical activity, extracurricular activities, socialising and sleep.

3) Strength Training Exercises.
Strength training exercise is the best option for the teenagers as it helps them to improve their bone density and strengthen tendons.

4) Improve Workout Routines.
Constantly changing and constantly challenging workout routine is a good exercise plan. Try different sports as a part of your routine exercise plan every day.

5) Stay Hydrated. …
Typically a teenager needs at least 7 to 8 glasses of water a day. Ensure to keep your body hydrated all the time as it can regulate your body temperature, transport nutrients and compounds in blood and helps in removing toxins.

6) Fitness Apps. …
Following a good fitness routines plays a vital role in protecting your teenage life from health conditions like obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, especially in these days of unhealthy lifestyles.

7) Go Outdoors. …
Teens who involve in more moderate-to-vigorous outdoor activity have better health and social functioning than the others. Adopt a practice of spending some time outdoors in some sort of games or physical activities including a simple walk, jogging and hiking.

8) Get Sleep.
Teenagers need more sleep as their minds and bodies are growing quickly. To be at their best, the teenagers must sleep for 7 to 9 hours per night.

Watch less TV and spend less time with your electronic gadgets. Listen to your body – if you are tired, get sleep.

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