Learning To Love What You See In The Mirror: Teenager’s Body Image Tips
Having a poor body image is somewhat normal during your adolescent years. As your appearance changes, media images of other women may leave you with questions about how you should really look. The simple answer is, there is no one answer. Just remember that healthy bodies come in various shapes and sizes. A Healthy Teenager's Body Image Tips Don't judge your body parts individually Try experiencing your body as a whole. Be aware of how much time you spend worrying about your looks —obsessing how much happier you'd be if you were taller, shorter, thinner, or if you had curlier hair, longer legs, a smaller nose —instead of doing things that you really enjoy. Don't diet Instead, learn about eating and exercise habits that will help you achieve a healthy body that's comfortable for you and will serve you throughout your life. Don't try to conform to the beauty ideals promoted by airbrushed, Photoshopped, flawless celebrities Unless you have a professional stylist and makeup artist living in your home, you may never look exactly like the people you see on TV or in magazines. Be a trendsetter and find your own style. Give up glossy fashion magazines, TV, or surfing the Internet for a week. See if you feel differently about yourself.
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