Is your depressed teen physically active in this competitive world?
A healthy lifestyle is important to have a happy life. This holds true for both parents and children. After all, we can’t preach that we don’t practice. In the last post, I discussed how best can parents accompany their teenagers and help them fight depression. In depression, the person isolates from the outside world. This is what has to be conquered. Take your child out in nature and make them physically active in this competitive world. An active lifestyle has many positive effects on mental health.
Health is a priority in the fast pace world
Have you ever realised how much important it is to be fit and healthy? Your productivity depends on your health. If you have all planned business strategies but you are not able to get up from your bed due to high fever or a severe headache, what will happen to your plans? Every team member has different capabilities but the thing that you can do perfectly can’t be compensated by others. So you have to be active and healthy to be productive. Nobody likes to be sick and unhappy.
Show your child the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
Take your teen along to gym or morning walks. The fresh breeze and early morning positivity are surely going to change their mood. It is important to shift the focus and make them busy in a new activity or schedule. If evening suits your teen, let them enjoy their evenings outdoor. It may not be an hourly excessive workout but a calm walk also does wonders in breaking the monotony. Any form of exercise releases happy hormones and helps in coming out of the depression state.
A balanced diet is key to good living
A balanced diet goes hand in hand with an exercise regime. Once you see your teen is interested in new activities, indulge good nutritional food in the diet. Mostly children are prone to have junk food at irregular intervals just to worsen the situation. But good homemade food at proper timings eaten with family members is essential. A family that eats together stays happy together.
Discourage screen time
Teens have a tendency to browse the internet to find solutions for every problem. Even walking or eating at the dining table, they need a mobile. This is the start of the feeling that you are alone in this world and no human wants to talk to you. In fact, we start this habit as a hobby and then regret when it becomes an addiction.
Give a homely atmosphere to your child. Talk as a family while you all eat together and discuss general happenings around. This lightens the atmosphere at home.
Ensure your teen has plenty of sleep
With an exercise regime and nutritional food, it is important to have a good sleep. The body naturally craves for some rest and during that time it re-energises. This ensures better visibility of life and the child is able to look beyond depression. This is a path that leads to many other possibilities that were hidden due to negativity around.
A healthy lifestyle with love and care will surely bring positive changes in your teen. Keep following the series to know what if your teen actually needs professional help?
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