Staying physically active is imperative for an adolescent.
There are a number of ways we encourage our residents to engage in daily physical activities. Some of the options teens are able to choose from include, hiking, yoga, working out in the gym, going to the beach, swimming…etc. There are innumerable physical benefits to exercising. Regular exercise can help a young person grow and maintain healthy bones, joints, and muscles. Regular daily exercise can help a teenager maintain a healthy body weight and proper muscle tone. Exercise can help an adolescent reduce the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and hypertension. Exercising also encourages the natural release of endorphins (the chemicals in one’s body associates with happiness and pleasure). One of the most beneficial side effects of integrating regular daily exercise into a young person’s schedule is that it will help to improve his or her overall mood.