Obesity is really a "nightmare" to everyone at any age, especially among teenagers because they are in the period of mental and physical growth. Teenagers with overweight suffer from various kinds of psychological, physical, and metal problems. There are variety of factors that can cause obesity among teenagers including unhealthy lifestyles, bad habits, diseases, unsuitable diets, and so on. However, bad habits such as lack of sleep, breakfast skip, watching television while eating, use of soft drinks are among the most direct and serious causes of overweight. Below is the list of bad habits causing obesity among teenagers and some tips to prevent this epidemic.
Use of soft drinks
Most of break-times at school, teenagers spend time rushing into canteens to purchase soft drinks such as Pepsi and Coca cola. Those beverages are carbonated and sweetened with either sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, and some extracts of fruit juice. Soft drinks just help them instantly ease thirst, but have bad effects on health due to a great deal of calories.
You should drink pure water instead of soft drinks
Pure water is both cheap and good for teens\' health
Watching television while eating
According to scientists, watching movies and listening to music while eating cause stomachache. In addition, stomachache is the cause of overweight among everyone at any age, especially among teenagers who are in the period of both mental and physical growth.
Watching television and eating popcorn is a bad habit causing obesity
It is not a good idea to skip breakfast because having a good breakfast gives full of energy for the rest of the day. However, many teen girls usually skip breakfast for loosing weight. In fact, if you skip breakfast, you certainly become tired because your brain and body run low on fuel. That\'s the reason why you have to eat much more in next meals of the day.
Don\'t skip breakfast, or you rapidly gain weight
Lack of sleep
Suffering from lack of sleep for a long time may cause both mental and physical problems for teens. In the period of examination season, teens usually spend much time studying; therefore, they have less time sleeping. Lack of sleep for a long time is the cause of headache, depression, breathing difficulty, and serious obesity.
You should have suitable schedules for studying and entertaining
Don\'t drink coffee after 4 p.m, spend much time watching TV and sitting in front of computer
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