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Teenagers, Build Good Health Habits Now

Lauren Surbrugg | May 05, 2016

Kids are like sponges, absorbing countless amounts of information and regurgitating it immediately. This really never ends in life, but it gets harder to retain information and habits as an adult. Moreover, teenagers can teach adults a lot of lessons about physical health. Most people are in the best shape of their lives during their teenage years. Whether it’s playing high school sports or relying on a young, fast metabolism, most teenagers know a thing or two about good health habits.

Here are four good health habits to master during teen years that will definitely make life easier as an adult.

Protect Your Skin

This is a habit that can start before the teenage years, but teens can start taking responsibility for this on their own. Wear sunscreen whenever you go outside to protect from future skin damage.

Cut The Soda

The sugary drinks are quite tasty, but the negative impacts on the body are enormous. The extra sugar is damaging and can cause unhealthy characteristics such as obesity and diabetes.

Get Active And Stay Active

Take your time during middle school and high school to bounce between different activities. Try out for different sports teams, learn to dance, or find a new place to explore outside. Remember these activities into your adulthood because physical fitness is one of the hardest habits to start as an adult. Never give up!

Go To Bed On Time

Your mom knows what she’s talking about when she says it’s time for bed. Teens who can wake up and go to bed at the same time each day and night will notice an overall improvement in health, happiness, and energy. Sleep deprivation will seriously harm your mood and health during college if you’re not careful!

Do you have any other helpful good health habits you wish you would have started in your teenage years? Share them with us!