It’s recommended that adolescents get at least an hour of physical exercise per day, but if that’s not doable at first, studies have shown that just 10 minutes a day can improve wellness. Overall, it’s just important to stay moving. Don’t commit to a sedentary lifestyle because it drastically increases your chances of developing depression, anxiety, heart disease, and other issues.
Eat well, keep away from junk food
Food is essential. We need it to survive and thus it’s an incredibly huge part of our everyday lives. Many individuals develop unhealthy relationships with food, though. Eating out of boredom or not eating enough, for example.
Eating healthy foods can affect teen health by:
- Achieving the healthy weight for your body
- Helping you grow properly
- Getting enough energy for school, work, sports, and fun
- Improving concentration
- Encouraging healthy hair and skin
- Increasing self-esteem
Now, I’m not saying never break open a bag of chips or snack on a candy bar, but those need to be rare, not everyday occurrences.
Get in tune with your mental health
It’s common practice to ignore your mental health–that’s something desperately in need of change. Mental wellbeing allows us to enjoy life and get through hard times. Maintaining your mental health helps you:
- Create and maintain fulfilling relationships
- Deal with problems and challenges
- Handle stress
- Set goals for positive change
- And be active and make healthy eating choices
To exhibit and practice good mental health, we have to remember to think positively, be kind to ourselves, challenge the negative voices in our heads, stay connected to friends and family, know when to move on, and know how to de-stress.
Food and exercise play a huge role in mental health and mental health plays a huge role in overall teen health. We must strive to improve all areas to reach true wellness.
ViewPoint is here for your family
ViewPoint Center is a teen assessment center, ages 12 to 17. At ViewPoint Center, we provide treatment through superior assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and stabilization–all in a personalized environment for your child in crisis. Our goal is to help your child through this hard time.
Before ViewPoint, families are often frustrated and lost. Varying doctors and therapists with a range of advice, diagnoses, and plans leaves parents and children unsure of where to turn. At ViewPoint, we centralize all of the different diagnoses, and create a comprehensive report for you and your family to get back on track. Let us help you.
For more information about how we help improve teen health at ViewPoint Center, contact us today at 801-825-5222.