Exercise can play an important role in your teen’s life by helping them relieve stress or maintain a positive body image as their body goes through changes. There are big and small ways you can help them reach their fitness and physical activity goals. Click here for eight tips to keep in mind to make sure your teen is getting exercise in a safe and effective way.
One of our favorite tips listed here is to make sure you know the “why,” or the reason behind your teen exercising. Encourage them to exercise to improve self-confidence or to relieve stress,instead of just focusing only weight loss. These are important long-term and life-long goals to embrace!
And, by the way, it’s a good idea to “practice what you preach”. Be a role model for your teen by becoming more physically active yourself. Make sure you talk with your health provider first, before engaging in any new exercise routine.