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:-


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Body Image Teens

Body image is really about three things:-
  1. How you see yourself
  2. How you think you ought to look
  3. How you wish to be seen by others
Want to know more? Then check out this website.
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Developing a healthy body image

If you stand in front of a mirror and judge yourself, you’re not alone. We’ve got some tips to help keep you on track with developing a healthy body image.