Between the ages of nine and eighteen, you experience a series of physical changes
It sometimes causes problems. These include skin problems, troublesome hair condition
and also swings in mood.
Sometimes you may feel very happy and confident and other times you may feel unsure
of yourself and your appearance.
To cope with the change, you need to stay healthy. If your body is in good condition, you
will feel energetic, confident and able to deal with the ups and downs of everyday life.
Physical health can influence how you feel about your looks.
Your health shows in your appearance: a happy, healthy person has good skin and hair,
and sparkle in the eyes.
Good health makes you better equipped to fight illness and resist infections.
It also helps protect you from certain diseases in adulthood, such as heart disease.
These long-term benefits may seem unimportant when you are a young person, but there
are also immediate benefits to living healthily.