How to Be a Clean, Fit, Healthy, Happy and Stylish Teen Girl

As a teenage girl, there are many things that you may worry about: cleanliness, fitness, healthiness, happiness and style being just a few. This article will detail how to help yourself achieve these.


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    Keep fit. Fitness can be difficult, because it is easy to lessen, but sometimes difficult to increase. It is also something that depends on you maintaining a good diet and exercising enough - getting the 'flu' for two weeks can make you feel unfit, for example, and completely undo any good work.
    • Always stretch and warm-up before a workout. This makes you less likely to pull a muscle or hurt yourself and it means that you can usually exercise for longer and to a better standard.
    • Do sports. There are sports to suit everyone, and a few examples are gymnastics, tennis, archery, cheerleading, track, volleyball, basketball, soft ball, and soccer.
    • If you have a Wii, consider getting exercise themed games such as Just Dance, Wii Fit and Wii Sports.
    • Exercise moderately to vigorously for sixty minutes at least five times a week. This will help you to maintain a regular exercise cycle as well as making you fitter and healthier.
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    When eating, try to:
    • Have some form of healthy carbohydrates(oatmeal,whole grain toast etc), along with a serving of fruit for breakfast. Choose milk or 100% fruit juice - if you dislike solid fruit, fruit juice is a good option as it often tastes sweeter and clear juices have none of the texture of fruit.
    • Eat a portion of healthy protein (poultry,fish,beans other than green beans, or nuts are some examples), one serving of fruit and one serving of vegetables at lunch. If you haven't drank much water in the morning, do it now, as it is important to stay hydrated. Milk is also a good option, as it provides you with calcium and can be served in a variety of ways. If you are lactose intolerant you can have a salad with spinach or drink almond milk. There's also milk you can buy that's meant for people who are lactose intolerant, but it may take a little time to become used to the taste.
    • Have a serving of vegetables and one serving of healthy protein for dinner, as well as some form of carbohydrate, such as a slice of wholemeal bread to mop up any sauce, or some mashed potato. Drink herbal or unsweetened tea, as these can help to detoxify your system as well as taste delicious! Water with flavoring is a good choice as it is usually almost as healthy as normal water, but tastes a lot better.
    • Consume more iron than usual around your period, because you lose some while shedding your uterus lining.
    • Limit your intake of junk food or candy. Fast food should be limited to no more than once or twice a week. Go for the healthier foods when eating out. It will probably be hard, but it's worth it, and they often taste just as good as the saltier, more sugary versions.
    • Replace less healthy snack foods with healthier ones. Instead of chips, eat vegetable sticks with a healthy dip, or instead of chocolate, drink a low fat chocolate milk etc.
    • Take your weight and divide by 2 and round if necessary, this will be how many ounces of water you need to drink. If you eat fruits and veggies, you may need to drink less. If you eat a lot of salty foods, you may need to drink more. And remember-it's OK if your pee is a little yellow, but if it's like apple juice, start drinking more water, and if it hurts or is uncomfortable when you pee, or if it's "cloudy", or even a little bloody-CALL THE DOCTOR you may have a UTI (urinary tract infection) but before you panic, try taking it easy for a day or two and drink more water and more cranberry juice for a day or so. If the symptoms persist, THEN call the doc.
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    Stay clean. People appreciate cleanliness.
    • Take a shower once every day or two days maximum to wash excess grime and oil from your body.
    • Shaving armpit hair is good, because it helps to stop smell and it prevents hair from matting with sweat. However, many women and teenage girls do not shave or wax, due to religion or just personal choice, so don't take this as a must-be.
    • When you're on your period, remember to wash your outer genitals gently once a day (you can even buy special vaginal soaps and wipes, which are not necessary but can make you feel fresher for longer) but just rinsing with warm water while in the shower is usually best. And change your tampons/pads every four to six hours, if you have a lot of white spots often, try getting some lower absorbency and save the highly absorbent for heavier days.
    • Wear an antiperspirant or deodorant (some are 2 in 1). Nobody likes sweat.
    • Make sure your clothes are always clean and don't smell, as well as fitting you properly. Clean clothes are more comfortable, more attractive and generally better to wear than dirty clothes.
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    Find your style. If you always find you're wearing the same clothes all the time or your trousers are at the top of your ankles, then you know you need to go shopping. Firstly, however, read some style magazines so you know what's trending if you decide that you want to follow fashion.
    • If you have breasts, it's really best to wear a bra or shirts with built in bras. They provide support and more comfort. If you don't want to, wear loose shirts.
    • Avoid tight shirts and tight jeans as they can cling on a little too much and make you look 'curvier' than you are. They can also look unattractive or cause discomfort.
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    Be happy.
    • Make close friends at school. Friends can make you happy, cheer you up and make a difficult situation easier.
    • Attend clubs or groups if you want to learn a new skill or meet new people.
    • If you have a crush on a boy ask him out and see what happens. Otherwise, try to get him to notice you.
    • Don't embarrass your friends in public, as it can cause a sense of awkwardness or even lose you some friends.


  • Be yourself.
  • Don't go overboard with make up, as it can look bad and trashy in a teenager.
  • Try not to worry too much about your weight, but do keep an eye on it. In your teenage years you go through a lot of changes, and it is very common to even double your weight during those years. However, if you are worried see your doctor for advice.
  • Don't compare yourself to anyone else, only yourself to yourself!


  • Don't crash diet or excessively restrict yourself, as this can be dangerous and often pointless.
  • Beware of foods that have 'no added sugars'. These often have hefty portions of sweeteners in them, and can sometimes be loaded with harmful chemicals.
  • Do not exercise for more than two hours a day or when sick as you can irritate your body and make yourself ill.

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