The Incredible Benefits of Exercise for Teens

by Iman Khalil

For many teens, exercise is hardly a priority. Teens want to go out with their friends, play video games, and just want to be cool. I totally get it! I have an idea…Let’s try to change the game and make exercise cool and fun.

There are so many benefits to working out. Some include:

  1. Mental focus: Working out improves mental focus which helps teens perform better in school. Let’s face it, getting good grades is cool and working out is a way to achieve them.
  2. Increased self-confidence: Teens who workout feel better about themselves. Every teen wants to fit in and feel good. Feeling good starts with self-love and self-confidence. Getting fit is essential to contributing to self-confidence!
  3. Strong bodies: Exercise is well known to increase physical strength. This is especially true for teens! Building strong a body as a teen can carry on into adulthood. It’s never too early to start!

Working out can happen anywhere. Here is a great home workout your teen can do at home!

3 rounds:
50 sec plank
40 jumping jacks
30 sit ups
20 air squats
10 push ups

Eating right is also an important part of being healthy and fit. Smoothies are a fun, nutritious snack and a great alternative to sugary sodas.

Here is a fun recipe your teen can try!
The Tropical Treat Smoothie
Use a base of your choice: yogurt or milk
1 cup of raspberries
1 1/2 cups of pineapple
1 cup of mango
1/2 banana

*Tip* Use frozen fruit to create a milkshake texture.
Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

We look forward helping your teen begin an exercise program and/or supplement their current sport. Spots limited!