Exercise – Why Exercise? | Advice for Teens

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Physical activity will help you look and feel better. Your skin, hair, posture and muscle, all will improve. You will be stronger and you will have more energy. Activity also helps you avoid depression, stress and boredom. You will be more alert mentally. Thinking more clearly can even help you to get better grades. And, being active is fun!

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Experts say just 30 minutes of activity on most days will help you stay healthier.  Adding exercise into your life may be easier than you think.  You can break up the 30 minutes into shorter chunks.  Just make sure you exercise for at least 10 minutes at a time and get your heart rate up.  Work out hard enough that you can sweat and your heart beats faster, but not so hard that you can’t talk while exercising.IMG_4816_2