Adolescence can be referred to as a transitional phase of growth and development where various physiological changes take place in the body during the period from puberty to legal adulthood (13- 19 years). Adolescent health deals with preventing, detecting and treating young people’s health and well-being. The sedentary lifestyle is the key contributor which affects the teen health (Excess Tobacco/ Alcohol, Lack of vegetables & fruits, no exercise etc.).The behavioral patterns established during these developmental periods help determine young peoples current health status and their risk for developing chronic diseases in adulthood. To cope up with this issue health education, skill based education, early diagnostics and management of medical and behavioral problem should be promoted.
Journal related to Adolescent Health: Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care, Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health, International Perspectives on Child and Adolescent Mental Health