Literature Review: Safe Teens

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Literature Review:
1. Safe Teens

Like we all know, exercising is good for you and provides many benefits for the human body.it helps us keep fit, healthy and has many other benefits such as sleeping better and lowers the possibility of some diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Exercising also keeps our bones strong and healthy and can help people lose weight hindering their health.

Exercising also makes us produce endorphins, a brain chemical that makes us happy. This may be good motivation to exercise for some people who need it but for some it makes exercising as addictive as a drug and makes them exercise more and more and push their bodies past what they should. Becoming addicted to exercising causes people to become guilty
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2. The Scotsman

Fourteen hours a week or two hours a day of exercise creates the maximum benefit from exercise. But anything over seventeen hours affects a young child or teenager’s health.

Exercise has been found to reduce risk of depression, stress and anxiety as well as improve both a young person’s self-esteem and mental functions.
Over exercising on the other hand can increase the risk of depression and anxiety. It reverses the benefits from the right amount of exercising. Switzerland institute of social and preventive medicine in Lausanne did a study and asked over 1200 people in Switzerland between the ages of 16 and 20 about the amount of exercise they did. Lots of people were concluded as under exercising but over 5% of just the males participating were said to be over exercising.

3. Child and Youth Health

Two much exercise is considered more than seven hours of intense exercise a week or fourteen hours of moderate or easy exercise a
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Fourteen hours a week has shown to give maximum benefits form exercise but, anything more starts to affect the exerciser mentally and physically.

A study shows that on average 24, 5% of the male participants were doing high or too high amounts of exercise for their age and circumstances.

5. Insight Psychological

Many people exercise because it has many benefits such as an increased endurance and weight loss. Compulsive exercising is basically ‘too much of a good thing’ and it can lead to people (teenagers more specifically) to develop eating disorders.

Symptoms of compulsive exercise are:
• High heart rate at rest
• Insomnia
• Lethargy and fatigue
• Physical performance decline

6. How to deal with a teenager who has compulsive exercise disorder
Exercise releases endorphin which creates an endorphin rush which, while has some benefits, can lead to some people becoming addicted to exercising.

Many teenagers over exercise to help them lose weight or to train for sports. Athletes that are competitive tend to push themselves and over do exercise to improve their performance which can lead to injuries. Teens trying to lose weight and over exercise usually have unrealistic body ideas due to today’s

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