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Briefly write about the importance of physical hygiene during adolescence.

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  • The period between the childhood and adulthood involves a lot of change which is known as the adolescence stage.​​

  • During this time of physical and physiological growth, hygiene is a critical component of health because it helps to combat sickness and infection. ​

  • Teenagers should have a properly balanced diet that provides proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and vitamins.​

  • They should take freshly prepared food and avoid stale food.

    Following are the ways to maintain physical hygiene:​

  • Physical Exercise:​

    In order to keep the body fit and healthy, teenagers should walk, exercise and play outdoor games regularly in the fresh air. Playing Outdoor games reduces the stress and strain of adolescence. ​​

    ● Proper and Safe Food: ​

    Teenagers should take proper care of their diet. They should take a properly balanced diet that provides proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and vitamins. They should take freshly prepared food and avoid stale food.

  • Cleanliness: ​

  • Teenagers should take bath regularly. Before and after having meals they should always wash their hands. Injuries due to bacteria like tetanus, hookworms and insects may be issued if a barefoot walk is undertaken. All body parts must be washed and cleaned every day. If cleanliness is not maintained there may occur chances of catching a bacterial infection. Girls should take special care of cleanliness during the time of the menstrual period.


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