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Health Information For Teens
Brandon is 17. In this video, he talks about gaining 140 pounds during his childhood and teen years, and how he took charge of his weight and lost 70 pounds.
The simple act of riding his bike to school not only got Brandon on track for weight loss — it also inspired him to do things he couldn’t have imagined doing before. Today, Brandon is a lot more confident — and he’s training to take part in a triathlon.
Check out his story in this video.
Visit our nutrition and fitness center for teens to get information and advice on food, exercise, and sports.
A couple of pounds of extra body fat are not a health risk for most people. But when people are severely overweight, it can cause health problems.
We’ve all eaten a whole bag of chips out of boredom or while cramming for a big test. Learn more about emotional eating, and how to manage it, in this article for teens.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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