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Body image & weight in youth & teens

body imagePeople's bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Some people are taller than others, some people have broader shoulders than others, and some people have curvier hips than others. While eating well, being active and trying to stay a healthy weight can be good for you, that doesn't mean you have to be a particular shape.

Read some of the links below to find out how we sometimes get fooled into not liking our own perfectly normal bodies, and why it's important to accept you as you are.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed January 2021. Page updated April 2021.

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Eating disorders

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