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Do you ever wish you could change something about your body? If so, you’re not alone. Lots of people feel unhappy with some part of their looks. But when you get stuck on what you don’t like, it can really bring down your self-esteem.
You don’t need a perfect body to have a good body image. When you like your body as it is, right now, you boost your body image. And your self-esteem too.
But what if I need to be in better shape? Some people think, “When I get in better shape, I’ll like my body. But it’s best to start the other way. First, accept your body. Find things to like about it. Take good care of your body. When you like your body, it’s easier to treat it right.
Want to look and feel your best? Here are some tips:
Sometimes, body image or self-esteem problems are too much to handle alone. Health issues, depression, or trauma can affect how you feel about yourself. Eating disorders can cause a poor body image that isn’t true.
Tell a parent, doctor, or therapist what you’re going through. Ask for help. Body image and self-esteem can get better with help and care.
We all have problems with self-esteem at certain times in our lives. Here are some tips that might help.
This quiz can give you insight into things that might affect your self-esteem so you can learn how toÂ build and protect it.
For some people, worries about appearance become extreme and upsetting, interfering with their lives, a condition called body dysmorphic disorder.
If a person is struggling with extra weight, it can add to the emotional ups and downs of being a teen. Get some tips on coping here.
Your body’s changing – and if you’ve ever felt out of step with it, you’re not alone. Find out how to deal with body changes and feelings in this article.
Eating disorders are so common in America that 1 or 2 out of every 100 students will struggle with one. Find out more.
Many people think of guys as being carefree when it comes to appearance. But guys spend plenty of time in front of the mirror. And some worry just as much as girls do about their looks.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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