How to prevent a sedentary lifestyle in adolescence

It is usual that, during adolescenceMany young people prefer to spend their free time using the computer, playing video games or watching television during long hours of the day. What, together with his hours of study in the institute or university, we finally find that the young man has a sedentary lifestyle.

As you surely know, it is a lifestyle that is harmful to health, because as we knew in our note dedicated to the consequences of sedentary lifestyle, sedentary young people suffer more overweight and obesity, have a greater propensity to suffer certain diseases (such as diabetes or hypertension), their muscles lose strength which causes more contractures and joint pain, and usually tend to have a state of mind lower.

Therefore, there is no doubt that change sedentary lifestyle for a much more active lifestyle It is simply fundamental when it comes to enjoying a healthier and healthier life.

Tips to prevent sedentary adolescence

Practice physical exercise

Physical exercise is essential to enjoy better health. And is that among the most important benefits of the exercise, we find that:

  • It benefits the cardiorespiratory system.
  • It benefits the locomotor apparatus.
  • Prevents overweight and obesity (or helps reduce it in case of excess weight), by increasing energy expenditure and fat intake.
  • Effective against muscular pains.
  • It exerts an interesting anti-stress effect.
  • You sleep much better.

Reduce the hours you watch TV or use your computer

Try to reduce the hours you spend in front of the TV or using your computer and replace them with social activities: go out with your friends, practice activities or exercise ...

It is better to spend only 1 hour per day than 3 or 4, as is customary in many houses.

Image | VarsityLife This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.

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