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Healthy Tips For Teens

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

1. Eat various foods and in moderation

There’s no such thing as bad or good foods, there’s only a bad and good diet. All foods will be able to fit-in your diet, it’s just the quantity and how frequent you eat, which is important.

Foods which have high percentage of fats like chips, chicken nuggets and fried noodles should be eaten frequently and in balance with low fatty foods. You shouldn’t forget being moderate.

2. Keep working up

The workout can help you to sweat and breath harder, in order to make you feel and look best. Start up with some warm-ups, it stretch your muscle. Then a 20-minute aerobic exercise like swimming, dancing and running. After that, you cool down by deep breathing and stretching.

3. Eat your breakfast

You cannot start your day with no breakfast. You should understand that when you eat breakfast, it boost up your attention and concentration level. Research shows that when you eat breakfast, it helps in controlling your weight. A breakfast tip: you select a menu which is easy and quick to do like cereals, if you’re leaving so early, tryout doing breakfast like fruit & rolls.

4. Increase your iron

As we all know, iron had been considered as a very important source found in red meat, tofu, beans and a lot more. They are excellent for physical activities, concentration and schoolwork. The body can absorb iron found at animal food than that found at plant food. Tips: lime and orange juice can increase the absorption of iron but coffee and tea reduces absorption.

5. You need to drink lots of water or fluids

The minimal amount of fluid per day should be 8 glasses and increase it when it is hot. Drinking water will always be an excellent choice, although, you can always choose another type of fluids like tea or orange juice.

How To Keep Healthy And Fit For Teenagers

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

What do you think about the number of 17.4 percent of teenagers in the U.S. in the ages 12 to 19 involving overweight? Adult Type 2 diabetes and heart disease are now being reported among teenagers, all the reason for teenagers to be vigilant with their health. Sexually active, alcohol and substance abuse and smoking, eating disorders, depression, and sexually transmitted diseases are the most common issues threatening teenagers’ health.

To stay healthy, a teenager should avoid smoking any type of tobacco product. Another health advice is to avoid second hand cigarette smoke. A tobacco user teen is more likely to get heart disease, cancer or stroke in his/her adult age compared to nonuser. Avert alcohol and substance abuse. It usually starts with experimentation until the drug grabs hold of your mind and you become addicted.

Perhaps more common to teenage girls, a teen wants skinny body like ones she sees on the media. This perverted addiction to media leads to eating disorder, anorexia (intense fear of being fat) and bulimia (vomiting to abort the digestion of food ingested), which poses serious health problem among 1% of American teens; it can kill. If you have symptoms of anorexia and bulimia, don’t ignore it. Ask help from your parents or any authority you trust to help you quit this potentially deadly habit. Although support groups can help; however, kicking this deadly habit may require seeing a trained therapist.

Another teen health problem to watch is depression. It can be triggered by something as simple as not making the football team or the cheer leading squad. If you feel lazy, sad, and sometimes hopeless; or worse, if you feel suicidal, then you might be suffering from depression. This is a serious problem that you need to address immediately by talking to your parents or your guidance councilor. Talking to your peers about it may not be as good a solution because they may not know on how to handle depression, worse if they themselves are suffering depression too. Talk to your parents, teachers, or any authority you feel comfortable confiding with.

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) is a problem among sexually active teenagers. Some STDs such as Hepatitis can even be contracted by mere kissing. Teenagers already active in sex must visit their school nurse’s office and ask him/her the repercussions of sexual intercourse. If your parents are open to this discussion, you should talk to them about it too. Obtain brochures and pamphlets on safe sex to educate yourself everything you need to know about the health issues of sex. Teenage pregnancy, which in itself has emotional, social, and health ramifications, is a great possibility among sexually active teenagers.

There are lots of ways to keep teenagers’ health, but the best way to stay healthy and fit is to maintain a habit of good, well balanced diet, and exercise. Refusing eating fatty foods and trans-fatty acids to avoid problems such as diabetes and obesity leading to heart problems. Joining sports and other outdoor activity is an interesting way to exercise and to keep fit.