Body image is more prominent today than ever before. We all have feelings about the way we look. We project our own feelings about how we look onto how we think others see us. You may feel good about certain parts of your body or the way you look and not as good about others.
Body image is partly influenced by the people around us, by magazines, TV, film etc. In short, the culture around us.
It is also influenced by the natural aging process and how our bodies change as we age. Certain times in life, like puberty or menopause and andropause, are key times when a person’s body image may change. Some changes can boost your self-esteem and body image, and some changes may not be as effective.
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