Adolescence and Reproductive Health

Adolescence and Reproductive Health

Adolescence-and-Health

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Adolescents need to avoid junk food. A balanced diet contains nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water in the right proportions.Healthy foods have more nutritional value, whereas junk foods have no or little nutritional value.
A person with complete physical and mental health is termed a healthy individualPersonal hygiene is the first step in maintaining health. Cleanliness – Cleaning of private parts is important to prevent possible infections. Many myths and taboos aboutmenstruation and pregnancy prevail in society. Body parts such as hair, skin, nails and feet are vulnerable tobacterial and fungal infections, if we don’t keep them clean. The activity of sweat glands increases in puberty and makes the body smell. Physical exercise keeps your body fit and healthy. Sweating helps you to release toxins and wastes from your body.

Outdoor games and exercise in addition to indoor games will help you build a healthy, muscular body. A lot of people take anabolic steroids to increase body mass, but it has dangerous side effects. Peer pressure is best addressed by self confidence and a healthy lifestyle. During adolescence, with drastic changes taking place in the body and mind, you might feel insecure and confused. Drugs are addictive and should only be taken under prescription of a physicianAIDS is caused by a virus called HIV. AIDS can be transmitted from an infected person to a healthy person by sharing syringes used for injecting drugs. Pregnancy occurs only by sexual contact. In India, the legal age for marriage is 21 years for a boy and 18 years for a girl.

 

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