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Body Image

The Lifebabble team tackle issues important to young people. The team talk about body image and looking a certain way. With advice from Chavala and Dr Aaron.


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Hey, Lifebabblers.

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Today we're talking about body image, feeling good about

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the way you look, and the pressure to look a certain way.

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But what exactly is body image?

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Body image is how you see yourself.

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It's how you imagine other people see you.

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A negative body image is when you don't feel good about yourself and

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you focus too much on what you don't like and forget to enjoy the

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things you do.

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A positive body image is when you're confident and

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comfortable with who you are and how you look.

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Sometimes you can feel both. Some positive and some negative.

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It's easy to compare ourselves to others,

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and that can make us feel down.

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Let's not forget the other important things that make us great.

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-It's what's inside that counts.

-PHONE RINGS

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I used to go online and look up ways to look different.

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I once went on a diet because I wanted to look thin and

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pretty like the people I saw on TV.

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I realised that wasn't the answer and stopped.

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I know I need to focus on my good qualities instead of changing,

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although I quite fancy changing my hair colour to a rainbow.

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PHONE BEEPS OFF

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I think I need a new look. The gross look is so over.

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Look, it's important to express yourself by trying new things,

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but you still need to be gross.

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COUNTRY GUITAR PLAYS

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SPANISH GUITAR PLAYS

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HARPSICHORD PLAYS

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UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYS

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Give me a G! Give me an R! Give me an A!

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Give me a C! Give me an E!

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Go Grace!

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But I like your look. It's so you.

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PHONE RINGS

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When I watch programmes, it can make me feel quite discouraged,

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as all the teenage boys are just really muscular.

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My body isn't like that at all.

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I'm just normal, and I know my body is fine and that everyone is

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different, and that nobody is perfect.

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PHONE BEEPS OFF

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As you get older, it's natural to be aware of your body and be

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concerned about how you look.

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Sometimes the pressure to look a certain way can be hard to

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deal with, and that can make you feel awkward,

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self-conscious or uncomfortable in your own skin.

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We should all try to..

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because they're part of who we are.

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Be kind to yourself and look after your body, and if you're not,

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get help.

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Instead of putting yourself down, be your own best friend.

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-You look a bit silly today.

-Stop.

-I said, "You look rubbish today."

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You wouldn't say anything mean to other people,

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so why would you say it to me? You are me. I'm not listening.

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I am who I am, and I'm happy with that.

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'My favourite feature about myself is my smile.'

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-My bright blue eyes.

-My height.

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-I don't need to reach to get things off the top shelf.

-I love my hair.

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-My eyes.

-My dimples.

-'I love your stripy tail.'

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# You are you and I am me

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# That's pretty cool, wouldn't you agree?

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# Now there's no point comparing ourselves

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# To the people we see on TV

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# Oh, can you imagine the whole world

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# Filled with only one kind of person

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# That sounds pretty boring

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# So I'm going to spend the rest of my day

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# Being wonderful, fantastic

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# Terrific and capable me. #

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That's all for this Lifebabble.

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Remember, there's loads more on the CBBC website.

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So love the skin you're in as well as what's within, and keep babbling.

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The Lifebabble team talk about body image and the pressure to look a certain way. Ollie sings about 'being you' and the team are joined by Chavala and Dr Aaron with advice and guidance.