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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Young Adult Health

This is a great site for finding out more about body image. If you are concerned about your body shape, check it out.