Staying healthy

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So as most people know us teens don't always have the easiest time taking care of ourselves. After all, we have other concerns like school work, SAT, and friends/family. But adopting a few good habits will help keep us healthy and happy not just now but as we grow into adults. Here are some great tips to stay healthy and  stay on track.

1. Drink plenty of water daily!  You should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water a day.

2. Maintain a regular sleep pattern. Teens need at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep is a major factor in contributing to how healthy you are. It raises your alertness during the day, and minimizes anxiety.

3. Try exercising  3-5 times a week.

4. Eat breakfast every day. Breakfast is the most important meal, because it

provides your body with its first fuel of the day

5. Avoid junk food. (Any food with no nutritional value)

6. Keep good posture. Sit up straight.

7. DON'T stress yourself. Reward yourself now and then, go out with friends, have fun!

8. When you're hungry go for an apple instead of a bag of chips.

9. Avoid soda completely, it's all unnecessary sugars and calories

10. Don't bottle up your emotions, always talk to a trusted adult/friend  if you're feeling sad or stressed.

11. Keep good hygiene. Brush your teeth/hair, have daily showers, always have deodorant on, and always smell fresh.   

12. Finally, Always smile :)

Being a healthy teen will improve your mood, boost your energy, improve longevity, combat diseases, control your weight, and aid you in your future health.

START NOW ! Your health should be your number #1 priority!

Nuha Katib

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