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Hey teens from around the world, “Get exercising!”

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The WHO is calling on all youth between ages 11 and 17 to increase their physical activity.

In a recent study conducted by researchers from the World Health Organization and published in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, over 80% of school-age teens from 146 countries around the world do not meet the minimum recommended levels for physical activity a day. This is why it has become necessary to promote making exercise a habit in order to care for your current and future health.

But fostering awareness in children starts at home. Just as with sports, there are certain daily activities – that when they are appropriate for the physical resistance levels of each individual – use just as much or more energy and can be counted as time spent doing exercise. The MedlinePlus website recommends the following:

  • Walk or bike to school
  • Take your dog out for a walk
  • Play in a body of water, such as in the pool of an apartment complex
  • Go out dancing
  • Do housework (sweeping, mopping or vacuuming the floors)
  • Opt for video or computer games that involve moving your whole body

60 minutes of moderate physical activity a day is the recommended amount for teens.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Mayo Clinic recommends introducing pacifiers between 4 to 6 weeks after the baby is born. They also have some recommendations of how to use and not use a pacifier:

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At the age of 12, adolescents begin the experience of becoming adults. This not only comes with bad moods, but also acne, weight gain and dandruff.

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