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Health Information For Teens
People might think guys don’t worry about their looks. Guys may not talk about their bodies as much as girls do. But they spend plenty of time in front of the mirror. And for some guys, body image can be a problem.
Body image is the way you think and feel about your body and looks. How you feel about your body affects how you feel about yourself. Many people feel unhappy with some part of their looks. But if you get too focused on what you don’t like, it can bring down your self-esteem.
People with a good body image:
You don’t need a perfect body to have a good body image. You just need to accept the body you have. Focus more on what you like than what you don’t. Take good care of your body. Doing these things will help you feel good about your body. And about yourself.
Your body changes a lot during puberty. How you feel about your body might change too. It can take time to feel at ease in a body you’re not used to.
And not everyone goes through puberty at the same time. It can feel awkward if you’re the first one whose voice is changing or who’s growing body hair. It can be tough if you’re one of the last to change too. But as you get used to it, you can feel good about your more mature body.
Want to feel better about your body? Here are some ideas:
When your body changes, so can your image of yourself. Find out how your body image affects your self-esteem and what you can do.
We all have problems with self-esteem at certain times in our lives. Here are some tips that might help.
For some people, worries about appearance become extreme and upsetting, interfering with their lives, a condition called body dysmorphic disorder.
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.
Will using steroids transform you into the most powerful athlete your coach has ever seen? Read this article to learn the facts on steroid use.
Concerned about your growth or development? Puberty can be delayed for several reasons. Luckily, doctors usually can help teens with delayed puberty to develop more normally.
One of the biggest questions guys and girls have is whether they’re the right weight. Because the body is growing and changing so much during adolescence, it can be tough to answer this question.
Getting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help you to feel better emotionally. Find out why.
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.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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