Tips for Teen Health

Posted on October 1, 2010

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As a teenager, you go through many changes. These changes are necessary in order for your body to fully develop into an adult. You may have noticed that you have outgrown your old sneakers or your jeans may start to look like capris. Along with these changes, you’re probably becoming more independent and able to make some decisions or choices on your own. And one of the biggest decisions you have to deal with is your health.

Healthy habits, include eating nutritiously and being physically active, can help you feel good, look good and do your best in school, work or sports. They might also prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke and some cancers when you are older.

Now is the time to take charge of your health!

Here are some links that can educate you on some of the choices you may have to make as you countinue to grow:

http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/children/teens/prevention/285.printerview.html

http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/doctor/medical_care_13_18.html

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teenhealth.html

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