Understanding your body — ways to stay safe and healthy


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Is your body changing? You may feel like there’s so much you can’t control. But there’s a lot you can do to strengthen your body inside and out. You’ll feel great — and your body will thank you later!

Learn how your body works. The more you know about your body, the better you can take care of it. And the more you know, the more you can see any changes you might need to discuss with your doctor.

Want some ways to stay safe and healthy? Click on our tips to take care of your body.

Boost your energy, strength, and mood by staying fit.

Learn about being at a healthy weight, and check out your body mass index, too.

Keep your body safe. Car accidents are the number one killer of teens, so buckle up, never mix drinking and driving, and don’t text and drive.

Keep your body safe while exercising. When you exercise or play sports, make sure you strap on the right helmet and other protective gear.

Give your body the fuel it needs with solid nutrition. And take care of your growing bones.

Visit your doctor regularly, and check that all your vaccinations are up-to-date.

Don’t let your backpack drag you down! Get tips on how to use it right.

Listen to some sound advice! Check out what experts say about using earbuds and other tips for protecting your hearing.

When stress strikes, find healthy ways to cope.

If you want to know more about dealing with your growing body, remember that your parents or guardians, teachers, doctor, or other trusted adults can help. You may feel a little embarrassed, but don’t let that stop you from getting the information — and support — you need.

Your body can do amazing things, so respect it and treat it well!
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