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5 Reasons Why Teenagers Need Exercise

Posted: April 29, 2022

The advertising industry markets cell phones, laptops, computers, and all technology products that show us how to make our lives easier. However, with all this new technology, we have become more sedentary.

This is especially true for the teenage population. According to Heart.org only about 1 in 4 high school students get the recommended hour a day of physical activity needed for healthy bodies and minds. Here are 5 reasons why it is imperative for teens to exercise at least 4 times per week.

Improves cardiorespiratory

Activities such as aerobic exercises like cycling, using an elliptical trainer or walking on a treadmill can help promote heart and lung health. Which in turn will improve how well the body circulates and utilizes oxygen.

Builds strong bones and muscles

As you exercise you strengthen your muscles. Your bones adapt by building more cells and as a result both become stronger. This is especially important since teenagers are still growing.

Controls weight

Physical activity increases the number of calories your body uses for energy. Therefore when you are exercising you are burning calories instead of storing fat.

Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression

When depression and anxiety affect the brain, the rest of the body feels the impact as well. Durning exercise your brain produces endorphins. These are chemicals/hormones that trigger a positive feeling in the body resulting in less anxiety and depression.

Promotes a healthier lifestyle

Learning to take care of your body during younger developmental years sets habits for a healthier adulthood. Exercising in your teens can reduce the risk of developing health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes in the future.

So all of this may sound good and be something you as a teenager would want to pursue. But you may be wondering where do I begin? What type of exercise should I do? How often and for how long? Star Fitness is here to come along beside you and partner with you in your pursuit of fitness.

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