Is Your Regimen Healthy?

Fitness experts recommend that teenagers (12-16 years old) do at least sixty minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Most young people today exercise much less than this recommended amount, which exacerbate already exisiting health issues and also lead to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, various eating disorders and mental disorders. Some teenagers, usually athletes or competitors, exercise moderately to excessively more than the recommended intensity and duration.

Experts hold that repeatedly exercising beyond the requirements for good health is an indication that a person is practicing compulsive behavior. Some people may need more than the average amount of exercise, for muscle growth or weight loss or maintenance, or athletes training for specific event or competition. However, several workouts a day, over an extended duration, is an indication of Compulsive Exercising.

Exercise dependent people may employ extreme measures to include rigorouse activity into already demanding schedules. If a person notices unconvential means being used to ensure times for a regiment or workout are maintained (ie: driving recklessly or unsafely to keep a schedule) professional medical expertise should be sought immediately.

Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

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