The fitness tips for teens are quite unique. They should be different from the fitness advice given to adults. Why? The answer is simple. Teens have their own questions and concerns about fitness. These two fitness tips should help steer teens in the right direction.
Teen Fitness Tip #1
The first tip is to not hesitate to start an exercise routine. This mainly applies to those who are moderately or severely overweight. If you fall into this category, listen to this. Children can be quite cruel these days. There will always be this small percentage of immature children who take pleasure in making you feel bad about yourself. Constant ridicule will lower your self-esteem and make you feel shy and aware of your appearance.
So what can you do about it?
If you are not satisfied with your current appearance, the desire to change your appearance will be your greatest source of motivation. Remember that everyone has to go somewhere and that no one was born in good shape. Also, don’t feel pressured to go to the gym to see a change in your appearance. As you are new to exercise and you are aware of how you look, it might be a good idea to experiment with some exercise at home first. Seeing some results will give you more confidence and make you more comfortable if and when you decide to try the gym.
Teen Fitness Tip #2
The second fitness tip is not to expect huge results overnight when you start exercising. Rather take baby steps. Be aware that you will not be able to run a 300-pound marathon or bench press on the first day of your training. It takes a lot of time and hard work to achieve high levels of fitness. Trying to do too much too quickly is an easy way to hurt yourself.
I will use running as an example. Let’s say you want to be able to run 10 miles without stopping. Trying to do it on the first day of the race is not the solution. Instead, use a phased approach. Divide the big goal into smaller goals over a ten-week period. The first week, work to run a mile. After a mile is easy, start adding a mile a week until you reach your 10-mile goal. You will probably still have muscle pain, but it is much better than trying to do everything at the same time.