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You can make changes to your diet and lifestyle to prevent these risks. Consider working with a health care provider or a dietitian to make these changes.
Eating healthy and being active helps you lose weight and prevent health problems caused by being overweight. Making these changes can also help you manage stress, feel better mentally, and connect with friends and family.
Being overweight can affect you for your entire life. You may develop joint or bone problems that make it painful or difficult for you to play sports or do activities you enjoy. Being overweight puts stress on your heart and lungs and can lead to medical problems like diabetes, heart disease, and sleeping problems.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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