The many benefits of exercise for teens include a healthier heart, stronger muscles and bones and improved mental health.
Regular exercise is important to teenagers because it helps maintain their physical and mental health. Teens should strive for at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily, aiming to spend less time being sedentary and more time being active .
The trick is to find them an activity they enjoy , that’s why we’re launching our teens taster session on Saturday 29th February – a perfect opportunity for them to try out a few different workouts and discover a class they will actually enjoy participating in.
HERE WE LIST JUST A FEW OF THE BENEFITS REGULAR EXERCISE CAN HAVE ON TEENS :
AEROBIC EXERCISE FOR TEENS :
Aerobic exercise for teens increases the heart and breathing rate, strengthens the heart muscle and improves oxygen delivery to all body parts. Good aerobic fitness boosts energy levels and allows teens to stay physically active for longer periods without fatigue. It also enables them to respond to unexpected physical demands such as running for a bus or climbing stairs.
STRENGTH TRAINING :
Strength training exercises such as pushups, pullups, squats, leg raises and crunches increase muscle mass and help build strong arm, leg and stomach muscles. Strong muscles help protect the joints and prevent injury. Muscle uses more calories than fat when the body is at rest and helps maintain a healthy weight.
WEIGHT CONTROL :
Exercising burns calories, helping teenagers avoid weight gain and develop lean, toned physiques. Maintaining a healthy weight reduces the risk of diseases such as type II diabetes and high blood pressure, which are becoming more prevalent among teens
MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS :
Physical exercise encourages the body’s production of endorphins, chemicals that improve mood. Exercise reduces the risk of depression, increases self-esteem, builds self-confidence and promotes restful sleep. It also enhances thinking and learning skills and may improve school performance.
Taking part in 30- to 60-minute aerobic and muscle-strengthening sessions three to five times weekly can improve mental health.
PREVENT DISEASE AND PREVENTION :
Regular exercise for teens reduces the risk for type II diabetes, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer and breast cancer. It also helps lower blood pressure and increases HDL blood cholesterol, or good cholesterol. Weight-bearing exercise such as brisk walking, running and jumping strengthens bones and helps prevent loss of bone density and osteoporosis in later life.