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Health Information For Teens
Competitive sports are a lot fun. They help you stay healthy, meet new people, and teach you about teamwork. If you’ve never played a sport before, it’s a chance to try something new. But sports also take a lot of hard work and practice. So starting a new season might make you feel a little nervous.
Here are some ways to help you get ready for the first day:
Write down your goals for the week and the workouts you plan to do. Schedule specific workout times. This will help you stay motivated and stick to your exercise plan. It will also help you keep track of what activities you did. If you liked a certain workout, make a note next to it so you can repeat it another week.
Ask your mom or dad to set up an appointment before your season starts. That gives the doctor plenty of time to fill out your paperwork so you can start your sport on time. If you wear glasses, consider visiting your eye doctor to check your prescription and get the right protective eyewear.
Whether you’re training with a team or on your own, remember to include rest time into your schedule. Make sure you take at least 1–2 days off per week from competitive sports and training. Take at least 2 months off each year from any particular sport to prevent repetitive stress injuries.
If you’re having trouble choosing a sport, this article can help!
Playing hard doesn’t have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.
You’ve prepared for the game in almost every way possible: but now what should you eat? Read about performance foods, nutritional supplements, and more.
Is working out with weights safe for teens? The best way to build muscle tone and definition is to combine aerobic and flexibility exercises with the right kind of strength training.
Winning is all that matters when you play sports, right? Not when that means you can’t even enjoy the game. Read about how to handle sports pressure and competition.
Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) happen when movements are repeated over and over, damaging a bone, tendon, or joint.
Playing organized sports can help girls do better off the field as well as on. Find out how.
Keeping an exercise log is a great way to stay motivated and reach exercise goals.
Here are 5 practical tips on goal setting that can help make it easier to set and reach goals.
This site has tips on things like preparing for a new season, handling sports pressure, staying motivated, and dealing with injuries.
Visit our nutrition and fitness center for teens to get information and advice on food, exercise, and sports.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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