Study: Teens Turning to Exercise to Get 'Perfect Body'
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 30, 2012 @ 7:50PM
Created on November 30, 2012 @ 7:30PM
It's safe to say most of us dream of a toned, fit body.
Well, a new study found teens are the most likely group to change their habits to get that perfect body.
But, are they staying safe during their quest to stay lean?
It's more common for teens to exercise more than to change their eating habits. In fact, about 91% of boys and 81% of girls said they've hit the gym when they wanted to become more muscular.
Other teens said they'd rather change their eating habits, use protein powders and shakes or even turn to steroids instead of exercising more.
However, those methods are losing popularity.
The study found that's because more teens are becoming educated about the dangers of those ways to get a great body.
Doctors suggest parents should stay aware of their kid's goals and make sure their acitivites stay healthy.
They said the importance of body image will always be important to teens, and that sometimes drives them to use unhealthy practices.
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