Teen Weight Directory
As with adults, teens' weight affects their health. Being overweight may cause teens to be anxious or depressed and can also contribute to a number of health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. The first step in controlling your weight as a teen is to talk to your doctor. Find out if there are any conditions that may be affecting your weight. Treatment may only involve maintaining your current weight until you grow taller, or you may need to start a healthy diet and exercise plan. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what a healthy teen weight is, how to lose weight as a teen, how to maintain weight, and much more.
Treatment for Your Overweight Teen
WebMD provides parents with a guide to helping their teenagers manage their weight.
Overweight teens face many challenges. WebMD examines the issues around healthy teen weight loss, including teenage obesity, body image, diets, and exercise plans.
Help Your Teen Build a Better Body Image
Get tips on building self-esteem and a better self-image for your teenager. Help create a better body image for both boys and girls. Get tips from WebMD on helping your teenager develop a healthy body image.
5 Ways to Help Unfit Teens Get Moving
WebMD gives you tips for getting your overweight teen to start moving.
Helping an Obese Teen Lose Weight
Our reader's daughter has lost 90 pounds -- and wants to lose 25 more. Find out what a mom is supposed to do?
Teen Weight Loss Secrets
It's hard enough to get adults to take responsibility for their weight and health. How do you inspire kids who are also dealing with the tumultuous nature of being a teen to succeed at weight loss?
My WebMD: A Teen Overcomes Obesity
How one teenager lost weight (and gained confidence) through nutrition, exercise, and persistence.
Hurting Your Teen's Weight Loss?
Child obesity expert, Dr. David Ludwig, says parents can easily sabatoge their teen's weight loss without realizing it.
Four Ways to Change Your Teen's Eating Habits
A leading child obesity expert gives four ways you can help your teenager lose weight.
Proper Snacks for Childhood Weight Control
Should you limit your child's snacking to manage his or her weight? Ask childhood obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.