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How can exercise help boost teen self esteem?

Daphne Oz
Health Education
The gym is a great place to meet new people who are also interested in taking care of their bodies. So, you'll be boosting your self-esteem on two levels: you'll like your body even more once you start to get in shape, and your new friends will provide you with a circle of support should you start to fall off the exercise bandwagon.

Let's summarize the benefits of exercise:
  • tones your muscles and increases Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
  • burns off calories to help lose extra pounds or helps you stay at your desirable weight
  • helps control your appetite
  • increases blood circulation so your skin gets all the nutrients it needs and maintains a youthful glow from the inside out; also, you sweat out impurities through the pores in your skin, which helps keep your body clear of toxins
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