Why Is A Healthy Lifestyle Important For Youth?

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May 7, 2012
A healthy lifestyle in youth increases the chances for a good quality of life as an adult. More importantly, it provides the elements for good mental and physical fitness during the growth stage. For instance, the National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that humans build as much as 90 percent of their lifetime bone mass as children and adolescents. Getting adequate calcium, vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise for healthy bones and teeth is just one example of how crucial it is for young people to eat right and exercise regularly.

Look Your Best
Adolescence can bring skin problems, and a sedentary lifestyle can encourage weight problems. Kids and teens can benefit from a healthy diet that discourages acne and promotes clear skin. You can look your best by eating plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains and lowfat protein foods and not smoking. This type of diet -- plus daily exercise -- will keep your weight under control.

Feel Your Best
A good diet and physical activity are also important to maintaining mental health and getting restful sleep. The Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, relates that sticking with an exercise routine can help you sleep better and avoid depression, two more threats to children and adolescents. Eating well, and especially making sure to have breakfast, can help you do better on tests, notes the Food Research and Action Center. Being mentally alert and physically refreshed every day makes you feel your best

Play Your Best

Diet and exercise are linked because you need fuel for your body to be able to play hard. Many kids enjoy sports, working out or just living a busy life. Getting the vitamins, minerals, protein and other nutrients that your body uses daily for thousands of processes requires healthy and varied dietary sources. The CDC notes that plenty of physical activity helps to strengthen your bones and muscles during youth. By keeping your weight down and fulfilling your nutritional needs, you’ll be able to train or compete in sports and enjoy your leisure activities.

Grow Up Healthy
The CDC reports that this type of lifestyle also promotes healthy aging and a better chance for a long life. Eating nutritious meals that help you stay active can reduce your risk for many diseases that may begin developing when you are young. These include type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. Pursuing a healthy lifestyle can also greatly reduce your chance of growing up to be an overweight or obese adult. Many overweight adults must live restricted lifestyles due to a lack of mobility and heart health

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