This book summarizes the findings of scientific research studies to provide readers with straightforward information on a wide variety of healthy habits and the factors that may make them difficult to follow.
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Forming and Reforming Habits.
Food and Healthy Eating.
1: Avoid Unhealthy Diets and Weight-Loss Methods.
2: Don’t Skip Breakfast.
3: Drink Sufficient Water.
4: Eat Meals as a Family as Often as Possible.
5: Eat More Local Foods.
6: Eat Organically Grown Foods When Possible, Especially for Certain Foods.
7: Eat the Recommended Amount of Fruits and Vegetables.
8: Eliminate or Greatly Reduce the Trans Fats in Your Diet.
9: Incorporate Healthier Snacks into Your Diet.
10: Limit Fast Food Intake.
11: Limit the Intake of Caffeine and Energy Drinks.
12: Limit Processed Food.
13: Limit Sodium and Salt Intake.
14: Read Food Labels.
15: Reduce Your Intake of Refined Sugar.
Exercise and Physical Activity.
16: Make Time for Frequent Exercise.
17: Participate in Group Sports.
18: Walk or Bike Instead of Driving Whenever Possible.
Medical Care and Avoiding Medical Issues.
19: Don’t Use Antibiotics Unless Necessary.
20: Get Vaccinated for Conditions That Affect Teens.
21: Maintain Good Bone Density.
22: Practice Excellent Home Dental Care.
23: Prevent Vitamin D Deficiency.
24: Protect Your Hearing.
25: Take Care of Your Feet.
26: Don’t Text While Driving.
27: Learn Ways to Prevent Violence.
28: Prevent Sports Injuries.
29: Use Protective Gear.
30: Use Seatbelts.
Mental, Emotional, and Social Health.
31: Build Social Connections and Friendships with Peers.
32: Build Your Resilience.
33: Don’t Become a Bully.
34: Improve Self-Esteem.
35: Maintain a Healthy Body Image.
36: Practice Mindfulness.
Sex and Dating.
37: Get Screened for STIs.
38: Get Vaccinated for HPV (Human Papillomavirus).