I’ve been having a major growth spurt for almost 3 months and now I’m shooting up like a rocket! When will this end?

Updated 26 March 2014 under Ask Us.

It sounds like you’re definitely having a growth spurt. This usually happens the year before most girls get their first menstrual period. If you haven’t had your period yet you […]

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Self-Esteem and Body Image

Updated 10 February 2021 under Health Guides.

The effects of body image on self-esteem can be especially powerful during the teenage years. Although it’s perfectly normal to have negative thoughts and feelings towards yourself once in a […]

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I think I’m fat, but my friends say I’m not. How do I know who is right?

Updated 26 March 2014 under Ask Us.

It can be hard to know what a healthy weight actually is because we’re so used to seeing super thin models and celebrities in magazines and on TV. One way […]

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Eating Disorders: General Information

Updated 18 May 2023 under Health Guides.

Eating disorders affect millions of people around the world. Although they’re most common in cultures that focus on weight and body image, they can affect people of all genders, races, ages, […]

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How can I have a “pear” body shape?

Updated 21 November 2013 under Ask Us.

It may seem a strange to be compared to a fruit, but there are two basic shapes that both males and females are often compared to: apples and pears. People […]

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Is it ok to be a little overweight?

Updated 5 September 2014 under Ask Us.

Being healthy isn’t just about how much you weigh. Being healthy is about doing things such as eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, feeling good about yourself, managing stress, not watching […]

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