Expert health professionals have found different way outs to lead a healthy life for teens.
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. When 2 pizza slices already fill you, don’t go for another one.
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.
6. Get yourself moving – it will be easy to become physically fit through day to day routines. By riding a bicycle, walking or jogging with your friends will be fun. Take 10 minutes activity, get yourself a break, do some walking on stairs, warming up exercises.
7. Have a smart snack – this is a nice way for refueling. Choose your snack from the different basic food groups; it includes cereals, apple, rice cracker and a lot more.
8. Boost up calcium – your teeth and bones needs a lot of calcium, most especially if you’re in the preteen and teenage years, during the time that bone growth is high. The source of calcium will be dairy food and milk like ice cream, hard cheese, cottage cheese, tofu and yogurt contains calcium. Then green leafy vegetable, millet and sesame seed, it’s also a good source of calcium. Tip: be very sure that you’ll have sufficient calcium, take three servings of a calcium rich foods on a daily basis.