The Ultimate Teenager Health Quiz
by Staff
The teenage years are full of change. Teenagers experience rapid growth and concurrent muscle or joint pain, frequently referred to as “growing pains.” Find out why your teenager's health is essential during this growth period. Take this quiz and learn the actual cause of “growing pains” and how best to treat it.

Pains in a teenager's joints is likely the result of:

  • growing pains
  • nutritional deficiency
  • arthritis

What added nutrients do teenagers require during rapid growth?

  • magnesium and calcium
  • various minerals and vitamins
  • both of the above

Joint pain due to nutritional deficiency is the result of:

  • weak bones
  • increase in inflammation
  • both of the above

What are good sources of essential fatty acids?

  • nuts, avocados and fish
  • pumpkin, coconut milk and flax
  • both of the above

What test assesses your teenager's vitamin D level?

  • a blood test
  • a urine test
  • a skin biopsy test

What supplements help with growing pains related to nutrient deficiencies?

  • vitamin D and calcium supplements
  • magnesium and essential fatty acid supplements
  • both of the above

Besides nutrients, what other factors can affect growing pains?

  • sleep
  • exercise
  • both of the above

Teenagers who are vegetarians typically require:

  • a vitamin B12 supplement
  • an iron supplement
  • both of the above

Why is it important for teenagers to drink water?

  • It keeps connective tissues hydrated.
  • It keeps muscles loose.
  • both of the above

Soft drinks can deplete:

  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • both of the above