Positive body image starts with a positive state of mind.... but there are many sources of information out there that can create confusion around body image. We know you have questions, and we know that sometimes it helps to share, discuss and learn from others.
Body Talk will be the place to connect with others around body image issues and ideas.
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If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, or you have heard an athlete or
student talk about these issues, you have come to the right place!
The BodySense web site is full of helpful information, tools and tips
to guide you to positive body image and strong self-esteem.
...are sometimes brainwashed by the media into thinking that each sport has a “special” body type. Making the problem worse are pressures that come from those you trust: your peers, parents, coaches and teachers. The reality is that there are some bodies that are better suited to play certain sports, but that should not stop you from trying any sport!
So how do you handle the pressure to change your body size? Both girls and guys can find information and tools that can help you learn the facts, build your confidence, and help you deal with the pressures to “change” your body.
...are faced with the daunting task of preparing youth to face everyday challenges. As a coach, parent, teacher, or other adult that has influence to shape youth, your actions can have a dramatic effect. One example is with body image. With so much said in the media about who's hot and who's not, what are you to do?
BodySense is a good place to start! Here you will find information on body image, eating disorders, nutrition and steroids -- and their effect on self-esteem. Each key influencer can play a role by setting a good example and providing tools to help build a solid foundation of positive body image and self-esteem.