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Managing Your Weight

  • 5 Ways to Get Your 5 a Day

    You may know that you should eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. Here are some tips on making that happen.

  • Are There Healthy Fast-Food Options?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Calcium

    Your parents were right to make you drink milk when you were little. It's loaded with calcium, a mineral vital for building strong bones and teeth.

  • Figuring Out Fat and Calories

    From all you hear, you'd think fat and calories are really bad for you, but we all need a certain amount of them in our diets. Find out the truth about fat and calories.

  • Healthy Eating Away From Home

    We all know the importance of eating well. But how are you supposed to do so when your schedule is so demanding you're never at home? Find out how to make healthy food choices on the go.

  • Smart Snacking

    Find out how eating nutritious snacks throughout the day can keep your energy level high and your mind alert.

  • Vitamins and Minerals

    Vitamins and minerals are nutrients that the body needs to work properly. They boost the immune system, promote normal growth and development, and help cells and organs do their jobs.

  • What Can I Do About Overeating?

    See what the experts have to say.

  • 3 Ways to Increase Positive Emotions

    People feel and do their best when they experience at least 3 times as many positive emotions as negative ones. This article offers ideas on how to build these powerful emotions.

  • Asking for Help: Getting Past Obstacles

    Sometimes our ideas and beliefs stand in the way of asking for help. Here are ideas for teens on how to get past 5 common barriers to getting help.

  • Assertiveness

    Assertiveness is the ability to speak up for yourself in a way that is honest and respectful. But it doesn't come naturally to everyone. Find out if you're too passive, too aggressive, or just assertive enough.

  • Body Image and Self-Esteem

    When your body changes, so can your image of yourself. Find out how your body image affects your self-esteem and what you can do.

  • Dealing With Anger

    Do you wonder why you fly off the handle so easily sometimes? Do you wish you knew healthier ways to express yourself when you're steamed? Check out this article for help with dealing with anger.

  • How Can I Improve My Self-Esteem?

    We all have problems with self-esteem at certain times in our lives. Here are some tips that might help.

  • Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up

    Everyone struggles with staying motivated and reaching their goals. Just look at how many people diet, lose weight, and then gain it back again. But it's still possible to stay motivated if you take the right approach.

  • Rejection and How to Handle It

    Rejection hurts. But it's impossible to avoid. Life is about going for things. And when we do, rejection is always a possibility.

  • Shyness

    Shyness is extremely common, especially among teens. But lots of mild to moderate shyness melts away with practice and familiarity, making social situations easier and easier to handle each time.

  • Therapy and Weight Management

    Losing weight can feel like a challenge, no matter how much we want it. It can sometimes seem like our minds are working against us. That's where weight-management counselors can help.

  • Yoga for Stress Relief

    Yoga can help reduce stress because it promotes relaxation, which is the natural opposite of stress. These tips for teens can help you tap into yoga's stress-reducing benefits.

  • Yoga: Meditation and Breathing

    Breathing and meditation techniques can have subtle but powerful effects on everything from stress to sports performance. Try these four techniques.

  • Easy Exercises for Teens

    Finding it hard to fit in fitness? Try these simple exercises for teens.

  • Exercise Log

    Keeping an exercise log is a great way to stay motivated and reach exercise goals.

  • How Can I Get Motivated to Exercise?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Is It Possible to Lose Weight Without Exercising?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Safety Tips: Running

    Injuries can be common, and runners should always be aware of their surroundings. To keep things safe while running, follow these tips.

  • Strength Training

    Is working out with weights safe for teens? The best way to build muscle tone and definition is to combine aerobic and flexibility exercises with the right kind of strength training.

  • Stretching

    You may have heard mixed things about stretching before working out. Here are the cold, hard facts on warming up, stretching, and cooling down.

  • Why Exercise Is Wise

    Getting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help you to feel better emotionally. Find out why.

  • Yoga

    Looking for a workout program that's easy to learn, requires little or no equipment, and soothes your soul while toning your body? Read about yoga - and watch our slideshow for some easy poses to try.

  • Acanthosis Nigricans

    Acanthosis nigricans is a darkening and thickening of the skin that can be a sign of other medical conditions. Find out more.

  • Asthma

    Asthma is a lung condition that makes it hard to breathe. Learn all about asthma here.

  • Blount Disease

    Blount disease is a growth disorder that affects the bones of the lower leg. It causes bowing of the leg below the knee, which gets worse if it's not treated.

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)

    One of the biggest questions guys and girls have as they grow and develop is whether they're the right weight. One place to start is by learning about body mass index, or BMI.

  • Common Sleep Problems

    Sleep problems can keep some teens awake at night even when they want to sleep. If that sounds like you, find out what you can do.

  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

    High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is more common in adults, but it can happen at any age. Learn what it is and how to treat it.

  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

    A good, stable connection at your hip joint is what lets you walk, run, make that jump shot, and shake it on the dance floor. But in some teens – particularly those who are obese – the hip joint is weakened by slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE).

  • What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

    Teens with type 2 diabetes have to pay close attention to what they eat and do.

  • What's the Right Weight for My Height?

    One of the biggest questions guys and girls have is whether they're the right weight. Because the body is growing and changing so much during adolescence, it can be tough to answer this question.

  • 5 Facts About Goal Setting

    Here are 5 practical tips on goal setting that can help make it easier to set and reach goals.

  • 5 Ways to Beat Summer Weight Gain

    Surprisingly, summer can be a time when people gain weight, not lose it. These tips help you stay on track.

  • Are Detox Diets Safe?

    The name sounds reassuring - everyone knows that anything toxic is bad for you. But detox diets aren't good for teens. Find out why.

  • Asking for Help: Getting Past Obstacles

    Sometimes our ideas and beliefs stand in the way of asking for help. Here are ideas for teens on how to get past 5 common barriers to getting help.

  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery

    There are several different types of weight loss surgeries. One type is gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy. Find out what's involved and who gets it in this article for teens.

  • Healthy Eating Away From Home

    We all know the importance of eating well. But how are you supposed to do so when your schedule is so demanding you're never at home? Find out how to make healthy food choices on the go.

  • Is It Possible to Lose Weight Without Exercising?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up

    Everyone struggles with staying motivated and reaching their goals. Just look at how many people diet, lose weight, and then gain it back again. But it's still possible to stay motivated if you take the right approach.

  • Smart Snacking

    Find out how eating nutritious snacks throughout the day can keep your energy level high and your mind alert.

  • Staying at a Healthy Weight

    Here are some practical, everyday tips on making exercise and healthy eating work for you instead of feeling like it's the other way around.

  • The Deal With Diets

    With all the focus on dieting, how do you figure out what's healthy and what isn't? Read this article to get the basics on dieting.

  • Therapy and Weight Management

    Losing weight can feel like a challenge, no matter how much we want it. It can sometimes seem like our minds are working against us. That's where weight-management counselors can help.

  • Weight Loss Surgery

    Weight loss surgery works. But it's serious stuff, both physically and emotionally. Find out about two weight loss surgery options for teens.

  • What's the Right Weight for My Height?

    One of the biggest questions guys and girls have is whether they're the right weight. Because the body is growing and changing so much during adolescence, it can be tough to answer this question.

  • Why Exercise Is Wise

    Getting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help you to feel better emotionally. Find out why.

  • Baked Chicken Fajitas

    This fast, easy dinner recipe is great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Bean and Corn Salsa

    This low-calorie vegetarian salsa makes a great after-school snack.

  • Hearty Swiss Cereal

    This easy recipe makes a nice change from oatmeal or cold cereal. It's filling and good for vegetarians and people trying to lose weight -- or anyone trying to eat healthy.

  • Homemade Chicken Soup

    Chicken soup can be high in salt, but this "from scratch" recipe allows you to control the amount of salt (and fat) in your soup. Plus, it's easy to make!

  • Kale and White Bean Soup

    This tasty soup is high in nutrients and low in calories. It's great for people trying to lose weight — or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Mediterranean Pasta Soup

    This recipe can be made as either a vegetarian or non-vegetarian soup. It's a great option for people trying to lose weight.

  • Quesadillas

    This vegetarian recipe makes a good weekend lunch for the entire family or a party snack to share with a group. It's suitable for teens who are trying to lose weight.

  • Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

    This smoothie makes a satisfying snack for people trying to lose weight, vegetarians, babysitters looking for kid-friendly ideas -- or anyone who wants to eat healthy.

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)

    One of the biggest questions guys and girls have as they grow and develop is whether they're the right weight. One place to start is by learning about body mass index, or BMI.

  • Build a Healthy Breakfast

    Use these breakfast planning ideas to select healthy foods that satisfy your taste buds and get you on your way fast.

  • Exercise Log

    Keeping an exercise log is a great way to stay motivated and reach exercise goals.

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