4 Ways To Enhance Your Teenager’s Fitness

Teenagers have a lot on their plates. No, they don’t have to worry about paying a mortgage or setting up their 401k, but they do have to learn to balance social life, school work, and perhaps a job. One thing that tends to be off the radar for most teens is health and fitness.

This is even true for those teens who play for their school sports teams or are involved in any movement based after school activity like dance. In only 21 states is it a requirement for schools to provide physical education or recess during the school day and from what I remember, P.E. was treated as a social hour.

What’s most interesting about this is that overall health and wellness is important for anyone to thrive, especially during the teenage years. Staying active can have numerous benefits on the body, both physical and psychological, and the habits that a person develops during their teen years can have lasting effects.

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, physical fitness should be at the core of a teen’s life. Physical activity can help a person grow strong and keep them in general good health. Physical activity also helps us maintain a healthy blood pressure and helps alleviate anxiety.

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