One in four teenagers is overweight.
- If you regularly drink soft drinks and other sweetened drinks or if you have a TV in your bedroom you are more likely to be overweight.
- If you are overweight, losing weight can reduce your risk of developing some cancers, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other illnesses. It can also make you feel more energetic.
- Sometimes people are unhappy about their body shape when there is no real health risk. This concern about body image can cause other problems including mental and physical ill-health. If you are concerned, here is a good site to look at:-