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.
Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: October 2011
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