Information for Preteens: Being Fit,
Doing it for Yourself
Are there athletes or kids at your school who seem like they're in top shape? To you, they might be the textbook version of mean, lean machines – with toned muscles and physiques. Do you sometimes wish that you could be just like them?
If so, you're not alone. A lot of other kids out there thinking, "Gosh, I wish I were in better shape."
Remember: everyone is different. You don't have to be just like the popular athletes at your school to be fit. Fitness comes in all shapes and sizes. Maybe someone else's definition of being "fit" doesn't seem right for you, and it could be the same the other way around.
To find out what being fit means for you, visit the related articles and tips below.
- Activities for Being Fit
- Benefits of Fitness
- About Exercise
- Tips for Getting Fit
- Body Mass Index: Healthy Weight
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Derek Chan, college student writer
Below are links PAMF accessed when researching this topic. PAMF does not sponsor or endorse any of these sites, nor does PAMF guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them.
GirlsHealth.gov, National Women's Health Information Center.
Be a Fit Kid, Kidshealth.org.
Body Mass Index (BMI), Kidshealth.org.
Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013