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Never too early to take good care of yourself - teen health

April 13, 2012 | sylvia | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

ExercisingAccording to Statistics Canada and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more people die from heart disease and cancer than any other disease and condition. What's more, these two share a common cause - smoking.

A bad habit like smoking which you pick up mindlessly when you are young might worsen your health and even cost you your life later on (seriously!!! ). The good news is - it is preventable if you start to take care of yourself early.

The key is to

  • understand your body (you are its owner!), and know how it works
  • foster good behaviour/habits
  • adopt a healthy lifestyle suitable for you as early as possible
  • talk to your parents or health care provider if you have any concerns

And check out some books from the Toronto Public Library to inform yourself:

You, the owner's manual for teens - a guide to a healthy body and happy lifeSkin - the bare factsDrug information for teens - health tips about the physical and mental effects of substance abuse  Skin health information for teensMe, myself and I - all about sex and puberty   Yoga exercises for teens - developing a calmer mind and a stronger bodyEat fresh food - awesome recipes for teen chefs - more than 80 recipesParty vegan - fabulous, fun food for every occasion

More free online information for you:

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