Exercise & Fitness
You have probably heard countless times that "exercise is good for you." Yet most young adults don't get the recommended amount of physical activity of at least 30 minutes five days a week.
Your physical activity can take many forms, from washing a car or going on a walk to playing Frisbee or practicing for a sport. Staying active helps you stay physically healthy and emotionally balanced. Exercise also helps you relax and burn the calories you take in.
In high school, getting physical activity was fairly easy – almost everyone took P.E. classes. As a young adult, however, nobody is going to force you to exercise. You should still make it part of your daily routine: it's much easier to develop a good habit than break a bad one. So find some activities you enjoy and carve out some time. Your mind and body will thank you!
Check out these pages for more information about exercising:
- Exercise: Getting started
- Kinds of Exercise (Teen)*
- Finding Time to Exercise
- Exercise Goal Setting
- Too Much Exercise
- Sports Nutrition (Teen)
- Keys to a Successful Exercise Program (Teen)
- Screen Time
- Life as a Varsity Athlete
- Yoga in Your Life (Teen)
* (Teen) - These links go to the teen health site, where content is shared between young adults and teens.
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