Teenagers are still undergoing the development phase of their body. Thus, they need to stay physically active and lead healthy lives, allowing their bodies to advance properly, maintaining their well-being. Unfortunately, not many teens are aware of these facts since statistics report that most of these individuals spend 30 hours a week in front of the TV, eating nothing but unhealthy food and snacks in-between, stuffing their body with unhealthy fat.
Moreover, 50% of all teenagers are not physically active, with many of them skipping physical education classes in school as well. This, of course, is a negative state of affairs, leading to many grim outcomes, jeopardizing the health and well-being of teenagers who live lives deprived of physical activity.
The Benefits of Physical Activity for Teens
No human body can fight against illnesses successfully if it is not in a good physical shape. Therefore, we need exercising in order to fortify our bodies, making them more energetic, leading active lives which do not cause us to feel worn out at the end of every day. This positive state of affairs reflects beneficially on our mental state as well, making us happier and in a better mood.
When a teenager is obese or overweight, he/she finds it hard to move around, performing basic tasks such as household chores. This results in both physical and mental stress, fatigue and frustration. Moreover, obese or overweight teens grow up to be adults with the same problem, with additional dangers of suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular problems, arthritis and many other health complications.
Finally, regular physical activity is bound to keep teens looking good. This leads to physical attractiveness, which reflects positively on one's self esteem and social life. On the other hand, being physically fit makes a person's life easier. Strong muscles, bones and joints can deal with all hardships of life, regardless if these are physical or emotional. Thus, do not allow yourself to live with extra pounds shortening your life. Start exercising regularly today. Your future adult self will be more than grateful.
Making this positive change in your life is not a hard process at all. All you need to do is start jogging, running, cycling, swimming or even walking regularly. Basically, 30 minutes of any of these activities, three times a week will suffice. Do not overdo it, but do not miss sweating a bit and breathing strongly. No benefits will come unless you make an effort. So, start changing your life today.