biggest health threats to teens

10-May-2017

'Mobile phone addiction and “fake health news” are the biggest health threats facing teenagers today, according to fitness guru Karl Henry.

The personal trainer and fitness expert said the digital revolution is leading to worrying levels of inactivity by teenagers and young adults who spend hours a day glued to their electronic devices and not engaging in physical activity in the “real world.”

But equally worrying is the often dangerous misinformation about so-called ‘clean’ or healthy eating that is disseminated online that has no basis in reality and can lead to serious health problems later on in life, he told Independent.ie as a guest speaker at HealthFest 2017 at the RDS today.'

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