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Healthy Weight: Just The Facts

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight can feel like hard work.

If you put more calories into your body than you are able to burn off, you may gain weight over time. If you’re overweight you can feel low in energy. Being overweight can also lead to health problems.

The best way to reduce your weight is to decrease your calorie intake and increase the amount of physical activity you do. The most important thing to remember is to lose weight gradually and healthily. For some young people, just maintaining their weight is enough, as they grow taller they will naturally become a healthy weight.

Which exercise suits you best? Try our quiz to find out.


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