Does being overweight affect your development?

Last updated on October 11, 2020



I am 14 now and took the test. I think I am behind my friends and stuff. I am kind of overweight. Does that matter?


You didn’t mention where you are on the Tanner Scale according to the test and since I can’t see you, I don’t know if you are really behind or just think you are.

It is normal for boys to get a little bit overweight in stage 2. The body is storing energy for the growth that should take place in stage 3. Being a lot overweight is not good for your health, but it won’t directly impact your growth.