Girls Tips on how to build healthy habits

Girls Tips on how to build healthy habits
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[Music] today is International Day of the girl a day to empower girls all around the world but also bring attention to some of the challenges they face so in our checklist today today’s checklist we’re going to go through the numbers that women need to know to take care of their physical and their mental health and here to help is NBC News medical contributor Dr Tara narula Dr narula good morning good morning I think it’s so important you know especially with young girls to establish habits early absolutely yes I have two young girls 11 and seven so this is personal um and Adolescence can be a really tough time for a lot of young women but it’s also a time to lay that foundation for healthy habits that are going

Daily Basis Girls

We all know is important so young girls should be getting about 60 minutes of cardio. On a daily basis and work some muscle and strength training yeah we’re starting. Like young like five six I mean you should be getting your kids out there and doing activities um and you know have them. Walk instead of being pushed in the stroller if they can um also. You want to think about healthy body image it’s a time where a lot of young girls pay there and 85th. Percentile that’s how we grade it for girls as adults we talk about BMI with numbers like 25. Or less is healthy um also about stress habits  we start early on helping our girls manage. That stress and from whether it’s social media or or peer pressure as they go forward yeah Alan.

Relationship

Actually suggests that girls start to see an OBGYN between the ages of of 13 and kind of 18 and. That is really to build that trusted relationship it’s not about a popsar or pelvic exam. It’s about talking about menstration for example what’s normal what to do if they have pain most girls will start menstrating between 12 and 14 to talk about gender issues safe sexual practices STDs one important conversation is around the HPV vaccine we know  recommendation is that starting at ages 11 to 12 girls can get their first dose followed 6 months later with a second dose if you start after age 15 it’s about three doses but these are really important conversations to have and a GYN is a safe place for a lot of girls to have those conversations that they


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