With their rigorous schedules, teens experience sleep deprivation and rarely if ever get the eight to ten hours recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. They are also prone to gain weight due to the sleep deprivation, a surge in hormones and an increase in cortisol due to stress, making it more difficult for them to control urges and overeating.
For these plethora of reasons, it has become even more critical for teens to exercise. Enhancing their physical and psychological health through exercise can help teens to maintain a healthful lifestyle and counter the many daily stressful demands on them. Read more via Psych Central.