Bad Eating Habits Of Teenagers

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Literary Review ..3-5
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During the ages of adolescence teenager need to sustain healthy habits for suitable development and growth. By ensuring that they have healthy diets and are physically active they can achieve good health from youth to carry into adulthood.
According to the University of Minnesota’s Guidelines for Adolescent Growth teenagers need to consume at least three meals a day. Grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy and protein are daily nutritional requirements for adolescents. A healthy diet is an essential part of the adolescent’s growth as it affects the body weight. Bad eating habits
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They way teenager’s eat affects the way their bodies will function in the future therefore they must ensure that they have healthy diets to avoid dieses related to food intake.
Kids Health highlights some of the major essential food groups for teenager as: minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Minerals such as calcium are essential as they strengthen bones, as well as iron which is an essential mineral for teenagers as it aids in transporting oxygen to muscles in the body. Carbohydrates are used by the body as fuel and a therefore an essential part of any diet. Fats are very important for active teenagers as muscles burn carbohydrates rapidly and use them as a source of energy.
It is important to maintain a healthy diet for teenagers to meet the required amount of foods a day. Female teenagers need: 12.1g of fat per day as well as 46g of protein and about 130g of carbohydrates. Meanwhile males need 17.6g of fat 52g of protein and 130g of carbohydrates, according to the Guidelines for Adolescent Growth.
Physical
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By strengthening muscles they are adapted to being active for longer.
Flexibility in exercise should not be overlooked as it helps muscles and joints easily. By having muscles and joints that move easily teenagers can avoid pulling muscles or experiencing muscle pain.
These factor are very basic but can have a large effect on a teenagers physical health if they are not taken into account.

The Beep Test
The beep test is a tool used to determine one’s aerobic fitness levels. This test assesses a person’s VO2 capacity which is the maximum oxygen intake or aerobic capacity.
The test is: running in between two point that are twenty meters apart. As the level of the test increase so does the speed in between each of the beeps.
This is a good indicator of health as it can help determine a person’s fitness levels.
Body Mass Index
Body Mass Index(BMI) is a person’s weight in relation to their height. The body mass index is used to determine whether or not a person is the correct weight according to their height.
The results if a Body Mass Index test are categorised into: normal, overweight, underweight and obese.
To calculate Body Mass Index a person’s weight, in kilograms, is divided by their height, in meters
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