7 Tips for Teen Wellness

Being a teenager is not always easy; there is pressure to do well in school and sports while maintaining a healthy social life. Enough sleep, positive relationships and attitudes, as well as regular exercise and educated choices, help teens make the right decisions for themselves. These 7 wellness tips for teens will help avoid negative consequences of teenage pressures, including depression and substance abuse.

Top 7 Tips for Teen Wellness

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Being a teenager is not always easy. Here are seven ways to take care of your health and well-being while hitting the books, fields and hangouts.

  • 1. Get Enough Sleep

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    To make sure your teen is getting the recommended eight to 10 hours of sleep a night, create a bedtime routine to wind down and get their body in the habit of going to sleep at the same time every night.

  • 2. Stay Active

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    Being a part of a sports group or team also creates friendships and improves self-esteem and body image issues, which many teens struggle with as their bodies mature and grow.

  • 3. Deal with Stress

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    Being active, sleeping and eating well, talking about anxiety and making time to do enjoyable things are all ways to deal with stress and prevent anxiety from developing depression.

  • 4. Get Organized

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    Staying organized is a great way to deal with stress. Help your teen keep a schedule, complete homework assignments and make time for all the important people in theirr life.

  • 5. Stand Up For Yourself

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    Teens face some serious decisions, like deciding whether or not to try drugs or alcohol. Not giving in to peer pressure can improve self-esteem and help them deal with stress.

  • 6. Love Your Body

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    Exercising, eating well, stopping negative thoughts and surrounding your teen with positive people can all help to improve confidence and body image.

  • 7. If They’re Having Sex, Make Sure It’s Safe

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    If your teen decides to have sex, ensure they use some form of protection, such as condoms, to help prevent sexually transmitted infections or birth control to help prevent pregnancy.


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