The latest issue of Switched-On has to do with teen health and fitness, which I believe everyone should be aware of. Now I know it’s important to…

The latest issue of Switched-On has to do with teen health and fitness, which I believe everyone should be aware of. Now I know it’s important to stay healthy, and as far as I know I’m relatively healthy, and by that I mean I haven’t been diagnosed with any disease. As for fit (because there is a difference between healthy and fit), I’ll admit that sometimes I have some trouble going up and down the stairs at my school, which will probably lead to my demise. Nowadays our society has advanced so much that one can comfortably spend all day inside and not even consider enjoying the great outdoors, but it is essential to try and stay healthy for the sake of you. Of course, let’s not forget what I believe a teen’s greatest enemies are: procrastination and just plain old laziness. Sure you’d like to be thin or buff, but sometimes after the rush that is our day you just feel like relaxing and eating junk. Also, the lack of immediate results makes those of us that begin to work out just give up or let ourselves believe that we’ll start excising next week. Then there are all these myths like the one that says that being skinny or fat tells how healthy you are. Just because you’re skinny doesn’t mean you are perfectly healthy or that if you’re fat something’s wrong with you. I think that the best thing you can do to try and stay healthy is eating healthy and doing some exercise. Like me, I try not to always stuff myself with food (junk or not), and walking instead of taking the bus for those short distances. Ultimately it’s up to you and it shouldn’t be that hard because it’s only helping you live a great life.

 

– Ruben