Recent NIH study is suggesting the following healthy habits
According to the study conducted by National Institute of Health (NIH) “FEW adolescents consume recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables”. Findings appear in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
This study by NIH was conducted in 39 states in USA and questioned:
1. nearly 10,000 students
2. Age group of the participants – between 11 and 16 years old
3. about their activity levels
4. their eating habits
5. their emotional health
6. their body image, and
7. general satisfaction with life.
Nearly 65 percent of students in the group that the researchers termed healthful reported that:
1. about their activity levels : exercising five or more days per week and least likely to spend time in front of a screen
2. their eating habits: eating fruits and vegetables at least once a day
3. their emotional health: reported the lowest rates of depressive symptoms
4. their body image and general satisfaction with life: They reported the highest life satisfaction ratings.
The lead author Ronald J. Iannotti, Ph.D., of the Prevention Research Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the NIH Instituteto recommends that there is more scope to improve their health habits by walking or biking between home and school or eating more fresh produce each day.
Read further details at NIH
*** THE SAME RECOMMENDATIONS COULD BE APPLICABLE TO OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AS WELL ***