Healthy Habits for Teens

healthy habitsOnce a child becomes a teenager, they start to become more independent. They start to drive, and begin to make more of their own decisions. That is why it is so important to make sure that you instill healthy habits that they can take with them as they enter adulthood. According to Caroline O’Donovan from the Sunday business post,  a balanced diet will give teens the energy and nutrients that they need.

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Learning How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

healthy lifestyleIt can be very overwhelming to create a healthy lifestyle. Figuring out where to start is the hardest part. According to an article by selfcheck.org, the most important way to a healthy lifestyle is diet. It is important to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, as well as foods with fiber. The combination of these foods together can protect against certain cancers. It is also important to pay attention to the amount of calories you intake per day, verses the amount of calories you burn.

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Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

cardiovascular diseaseDid you know that cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of woman according to Kathleen Mitchell from BuissnessWest.com? Well the best way to prevent this disease is a healthy lifestyle. Healthy living is something that only you can control. No one can make that choice for you, you have to choose to motivate yourself to eat right and exercise. Kathleen also states that estrogen helps protect against cardiovascular disease, but a women’s estrogen decreases as they go through menopause. This means the older a woman gets, the more important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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‘Healthy’ Foods to Avoid

health foodIt is important to always look at the ingredients on food labels. Some foods that are considered to be healthier, such as no sugar added ice cream, actually have additional ingredients that can cause a laxative effect. People also buy powdered peanut butter because it has fewer calories, while regular peanut butter has healthy fats that are good for you. Additional healthy foods to avoid are:

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