The Benefit of Exercise for Teens

The Benefit of Exercise for Teens

Have you wondered what exercise for teens are beneficial?

Are you between the ages of 13 and 18 and want to improve your health and fitness?

Are you between the ages of 13 and 18 and want to improve your sport performance?

Does your teenage son or daughter want to start going to the gym but you’re unsure if it’s safe?

Does your teenage son or daughter who struggle to motivate themselves to exercise?


If you answered yes to any of the above questions, keep reading, this blog is for you! Today we will be discussing the benefits of exercise for teens and dispelling the myths to provide you valuable knowledge to take your health into your own hands.


Teen Exercise Background

It is well know that in todays age teenagers are not getting enough exercise with only 1 in 4 teens are meeting the Australian exercise guidelines throughout the week. Consequently becoming inactive makes you miss out on the many benefits of exercise. Exercise builds endurance, bone and muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness. It helps maintain a healthy weight and improve sleep quality. Additionally, exercise helps teen’s mental health by releasing endorphins and production of stress hormones. It also assists in teens thinking and memory skills.


What exercise should I be doing?

There is not one specific outline of what exercise teens should be doing. However, if you follow the steps below it will assist in your motivation and adherence to exercise:

  1. Find something that you enjoy

Exercise does not have to be boring. Finding something that you are passionate about and enjoy will make exercising a breeze.

  1. Exercise with others

Exercising with others is a proven method in increasing motivation in exercise. Click here to learn more about Pivotal Motions Active Teens class.

  1. Find something that will help you towards your fitness goals

For example, if your goal is weight loss, make sure that participate in an exercise program that is performed at a higher intensity. You’ll see greater improvements and therefore been encouraged to continue participating in exercise.


Pivotal Motion Active Teen Classes

Active Teen Classes: These classes are aimed for adolescents aged 12-18 who are looking to improve their performance in sport, injury recovery or general health. They run Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 5pm and from 5pm to 6pm.

Our talented Accredited Exercise Physiologists run all exercise classes at Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy.

If you are looking to join a group exercise regime, get in touch with Pivotal Motion’s exercise physiologist team today. Our team of Exercise Physiologists will be able to discuss with you in more depth on how to manage your exercise. Book online or call us on 3352 5116.

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