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Ayla Mayo, Reporter

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The meaning of a “healthy person” has way more to do with than just looking skinny. There’s mental, physical, and emotional aspects of health that can tell you much more than just the number represented on a scale. Many teens and preteens are suffering common situations like depression and obesity, two common risks of your health, as said by,

US National Library of Medicine

Mental health is a huge part of who you are and how to get on track with your body if that’s what you choose to work on. “20-30% of young adults have at least one major depressive episode before adulthood”  ymadvocasy states. If you are looking for a job or have one, make sure you have time to balance out the rest of your daily needs. You will also want to do the best  you can in your school career because no one is in your life completely except for you. Times will be tough but everyone goes through those times. If you get your years of school done and go to college (if that’s what you choose), your life will have a lot less stress. Also maintaining a good relationship with your family will be good.

There are many ways for a teenager to maintain good physical help just by making slight changes within your daily life. This includes exercising which teens should be doing an hour a day family doctor notes. This can include aerobics, strength training,Swimming, or hiking are very few ideas. Teenagers should also be getting nine to nine and a half hours of sleep every night. If you are planning on having sex at a young age, make sure to use any protection possible to avoid becoming pregnant or getting a disease. And make sure this is what you really want because it can hurt your physical and mental health.

Mental and physical health can go one in one with each other as well.  The Mental Health Foundation states, “People with mental health conditions are less likely to receive the physical healthcare they are entitled to.” This shows that individuals who are trying to lose weight will have an easier time if their mental health high, and it goes the other way as well.

 

  1. https://familydoctor.org/teenagers-how-to-stay-healthy/
  2. https://www.livestrong.com/article/377585-a-healthy-lifestyle-for-teens/
  3. https://www.ymadvocacy.org/improving-mental-health-services-teens-young-adults/
  4. US National Library of Medicine
  5. CMAH.ca
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