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Girls And Body Image Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Girls And Body Image.

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Help Your Kids Love Their Bodies

Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200...  Read more

A Teen's Guide to Weight and Body Confidence

As a teen, your weight and body are changing in a lot of ways that you might not want any part of. You might be worried about gaining too much weight, or just feel awkward of self-conscious about how you look. SparkTeens cares about you and your body...  Read more

58 Reasons to Feel Good about Your Body (at Any Size!)

One particularly hot September afternoon when my daughter was in the fourth grade, she invited a few friends to enjoy an after-school swim in our pool. They entered the house filled with laughter and excitement and rushed upstairs to change into thei...  Read more

Cardio Tunes!

“My uptown girl!  You know I’m in love with an uptown girl!”  As these lyrics pump through your headphones, it’s easy to forget that while Billy Joel sings to you, you’re actually running on the treadmill.&...  Read more

Plan the Perfect Girls Day Out

Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp...  Read more

Today I had a medium cookie and 3 small girl scout
Updated 5/6/2015 4:36:21 PM

Today I had a medium cookie and 3 small girl scout ones. I'm still within my range for cals and carbs and everything but I'll try to have fewer cals this evening....  Read more

Spring Clean Your Body
Updated 5/5/2015 3:42:05 PM

Spring Clean Your Body: The arrival of spring time also brings with it longer days, more sunshine, warmer weather and a multitude of fresh produce. So wipe away the darker winter months and spring clean your body by incorporating more fresh prod...  Read more

I wish I could love myswlf. All the girls at my sc
Updated 5/5/2015 10:43:33 AM

I wish I could love myswlf. All the girls at my school are in love with their hair and their skinny bodies. I just don't like anything about me. It's frustrating and I feel like I won't make it far if I don't love myself......  Read more

It depends on your body. The more muscle and less
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It depends on your body. The more muscle and less fat you have, the more slender you will appear. Muscle doesn't "weigh more"; it is more dense (equal weight takes less space). A pound is a pound, no matter its composition....  Read more

Agree, listen to you body. Keep going if you reall
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Agree, listen to you body. Keep going if you really want to! But if you get to a point where you feel you need a rest, take it!...  Read more

Media Motivation

Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,...  Read more

Eating Right

When I put any food in my mouth I imagine how it affects my body. If I get a negative image in my mind I won't eat it. For example, I get the best images from eating kale and spinach, as I imagine them clearing "gunk" out of my body as they pass thro...  Read more

Baby Dust and Sticky Vibes

A group for all us girls trying to make a little one! A discussion involving everything from POAS (pee on a stick) to dpo (days past ovulation) to baby dancing. Get ready.... set... conceive!...  Read more

The Pressure To Be Thin Is Starting Sooner

Growing up, I remember seeing girls at the local swimming club and wondering why I didn't look like them. I never had a big weight problem (just a stubborn belly that has carried through to my adulthood), but my mom was a constant dieter and there w...  Read more

Pump It Up: 5 Fun Fitness Tracks for Your iPod

As a fitness instructor, I spend a lot of time listening to music, searching for new (and old) songs I can add to my Spinning classes or listen to while I run. I can't emphasize enough how important music is to my workouts—it really motivates me to g...  Read more

Young Girls Poor Body Image- Media or Parents?

While on Pinterest the other day I came across a picture of a mother and daughter both sitting at a lake with their backs to the camera. The woman was of average weight....not too small not too big...same with the girl. The caption on the picture...  Read more

Little Girls and Body Image

It's a great thing to realize you don't have to be embarrassed about your body. It doesn't actually make it all that much easier to overcome those society-ingrained fears of an imperfect appearance, but it at least makes you think more about wher...  Read more