A new study finds that unhealthy habits as a teen can have long-lasting effects well into one’s adult life.

KYW medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough says it’s common sense that things like exercise, healthy eating, not smoking cigarettes, all can contribute to healthy life. However, more studies are showing this is important particularly during the teen years.

A new report in the Journal Neurology finds that frequent headaches and migraines in teens are associated with those that have problems with obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, and cigarette smoking.

Obviously, these are not simple things to correct, but the more we learn about overall health and the importance of controlling these factors, the more we realize that exercise and good diet are just a critical part of life.

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