Are Teenagers Lazy?
By Junhee Chung
The average teenager (14-17), according to the National Sleep Foundation, should be having 8-10 hours of sleep every night. “Sleep deprivation can impair memory and inhibit creativity making it difficult for sleep deprived students to learn. Teens struggle to learn to deal with stress and control emotion — sleep deprivation makes it even more difficult. Irritability, lack of self confidence and mood swings are often common in a teen, but sleep deprivation makes it worse” (web.stanford.edu). Their biological clock shifts so that they sleep at a later time and wake up later. For teenagers, melatonin is secreted at a later time than usual, making it hard for them to fall asleep, say 9 p.m.
Many schools across the country have taken this study into account and pushed back school starting times and have seen great improvements in academic performance. Some ways parents can help their kids get enough sleep is to create a dark and cool sleeping environment, keep them away from caffeine and nicotine, and letting them sleep in a couple hours on the weekends. As a teen I can attest to this question. Yes, we are lazy, but it’s not solely our fault.
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Workouts for Week 08.07.17
Monday: Front Squat; Lunges / Sit Ups / Run
Tuesday: Snatch; Row / Ring Dips / Sit Up
Wednesday: Ball Ups / Glute-Ham Raises / Russian Twist; AB / Wall Balls / Toes to Bar
Thursday: Power Clean; Pull Ups / Burpees
Friday: Deadlifts / Press / Rows; Kettlebell Swings / Double Unders
Saturday: Step Ups / Rows / Push Ups; Wall Balls Burpees