One nice perk from exercising: It’s a boost not just for your body, but for your brain, too. Some people get their most creative thoughts while they’re exercising. A good goal is to try to get your aerobic activity up to a total of 60 minutes a day. But if you can’t, no sweat. Even a small amount of physical activity is better than nothing. Exercise Tips:
- Make A Date: Do you have other friends who think they don’t have time to exercise? Make an exercise “date” with one or more of them. Studies show that people who exercise with a friend or group exercise more often. And they have more fun doing it.
- Exercise With Purpose: Walk the dog, or even make some money, by walking the neighbor’s dog. Or, take your brother or sister to the park, and get some babysitting credits while you’re at it.
- Join a Gym: Check out local gyms for teen memberships. Maybe you could squeeze in some workout time in the morning, before school.