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What are good cardio exercises for slightly overweight 13 year old boy?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Overweight Teen

It's best to interest the youth in activities that he can enjoy such as swimming and team sports.
You don't want to make the young man self conscious about his weight. Get him to choose an activity that is fun ! if he can choose the activity and have fun, the rest will follow. Finally, good nutrition (avoid the word diet) needs to become a family affair

In brief: Overweight Teen

It's best to interest the youth in activities that he can enjoy such as swimming and team sports.
You don't want to make the young man self conscious about his weight. Get him to choose an activity that is fun ! if he can choose the activity and have fun, the rest will follow. Finally, good nutrition (avoid the word diet) needs to become a family affair
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Playing

For young teens, there is no set exercise that is better. It is best to engage him in physical activities that he likes, decreasing the sugar drinks and snacks and eating more veggies and lean meats.

In brief: Playing

For young teens, there is no set exercise that is better. It is best to engage him in physical activities that he likes, decreasing the sugar drinks and snacks and eating more veggies and lean meats.
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics

In brief: Exercise

Focus on what he likes and who he likes to do it with.
Fun exercise that anyone can do includes frisbee or ultimate frisbee, mountain bike riding, kayaking, hiking to a destination, pick up soccer or basketball. At this age focusing on competetive sports is daunting, so team sports that include already developed skills like soccer can be overwhelming. Do it with him and enjoy!

In brief: Exercise

Focus on what he likes and who he likes to do it with.
Fun exercise that anyone can do includes frisbee or ultimate frisbee, mountain bike riding, kayaking, hiking to a destination, pick up soccer or basketball. At this age focusing on competetive sports is daunting, so team sports that include already developed skills like soccer can be overwhelming. Do it with him and enjoy!
Dr. Terri Graham
Dr. Terri Graham
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