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:
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
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
*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!