Finding it hard to fit in fitness? Just getting through a day of school and after-school commitments can leave most of us wondering where to find time. Experts recommend that teens do 60 minutes or more of physical activity every day. Most of that should be moderate to vigorous aerobic activity.
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If your fitness goal is to become bigger and stronger, resistance training is for you. Adolescents who strength train are able to see the same results as adults, including muscle growth for kids who have reached puberty says Kids Health. With more adolescents playing sports, adding a resistance training program to your schedule not only allows you to get stronger, it may also reduce risk of injury. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that kids and adolescents include muscle-strengthening activities at least three days a week. Start every training session with a five-minute warmup to increase the blood flow to the body and prepare for physical activity.