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Incredible ME

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Lilly Agnvall

on 21 January 2014

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Why and How Adolescents Should protect themselves from the following situations
Driving Under the Influence
Adolescents should protect themselves from this situation because it is extremely dangerous.
Becoming pregnant at an Early Age
Adolescents should avoid becoming pregnant at an early age because it is costly.
Pregnant teens run a higher risk of high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia.
Contracting an STI from Unprotected sex
Adolescents should avoid contracting a sexually transmitted infection because they are both uncomfortable and dangerous.
STI's such as genital warts, chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc. are very uncomfortable causing awful physical reactions and long term effects
HIV/AIDS is a deadly STI that is spread through unprotected sex plaguing large amounts of people today
Unhealthy Eating in Preparation for Competition
Eating unhealthy foods such as chips or sugary food is bad because you only get a quick burst of energy and then find yourself exhausted and unprepared

Incredible ME !!!
"Drugs other than alcohol (e.g., marijuana and cocaine) are involved in about 18% of motor vehicle driver deaths. These other drugs are often used in combination with alcohol"
While driving under the influence, you not only endanger yourself but also the lives of others. Therefore it is important to avoid the situation at all costs.
According to the CDC, "In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes"
How can adolescents protect themselves from driving under the influence?
The first option for adolescents is to not drink or do drugs
Another option may be to call a parent or trusted adult to come pick you up and drive you home
A third option could be to take public transportation, while this may be unwise it is better than trying to drive yourself
A fourth option may be to select a driver who will not drink or do drugs and drive you home and make sure you are safe.
How To Prevent Yourself from being pregnant at an Early Age
Your first option would be to not have sex
There are also multiple forms of contraceptives such as: condoms, IUD, cervical cap, diaphragm, the Pill, Plan B, etc.
How to avoid contracting an STI
One way to not get STI's is to not have sex
Another way is to use contraceptives such as condoms etc. that prevent STI's
Although it does not prevent STI's it is important to visit a doctor periodically
How to eat healthy while preparing for a competition
Before exercise one should eat carbohydrates, lean protein, heart-healthy fats, and fluids.
Examples: carbohydrate foods like breads, cereals, pasta, rice, fruits, and vegetables.
You should not eat directly before a competition, have at least an hour in between.
Works Cited:
"Birth Control." Methods. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. <http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/birth-control-4211.htm>.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17 Apr. 2013. Web. 18 Jan. 2014. <http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html>.
Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LDWebMD Feature. "What to Eat Before, During and After Exercise." WebMD. WebMD, 24 Mar. 0000. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. <http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/what-eat-before-during-after-exercise>.
"Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) ." Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2014. <http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Sexually-transmitted-infections/Pages/Introduction.aspx>.
"Teenage Pregnancy: Medical Risks and Realities." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. <http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/teen-pregnancy-medical-risks-and-realities>.
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