Monday, May 12, 2008

Motivating Your Teen To Move

“If your teen isn't involved in a team sport, it can be a challenge creating opportunities to be physically active. Benefits to exercise include a healthier self-esteem, better grades and improved quality of sleep. Teens who exercise on a regular basis are also less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol, smoke cigarettes or miss school. The American Heart Association suggests that teens raise their heart rates for 20 minutes without stopping, three or more times a week. Aerobic exercises like running, skating, cycling or swimming are good options. Sports like hockey, soccer, basketball or tennis are other alternatives.”

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