With so many fad diets and fitness trends on the market, it can be daunting for teens to figure out the best ways to stay fit. The good news? Being healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. There are several simple ways you can incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle.
It can be tempting to think that foods labeled “low-fat” or “diet” are automatically better for you; however, these foods tend to be highly processed and low in nutrients. Instead, try eating mostly whole foods like fruits, veggies, nuts, fish and whole grains instead of sugary drinks, processed meats and potato chips. Achieving a balanced diet also means having a healthy relationship with food: instead of viewing food as your enemy, remember that healthy foods keep your body and mind nourished. And, rather than eating meals while texting your friends or browsing online, which is associated with less healthy food choices, try to sit down at the table and simply enjoy and appreciate your food.