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  • Your body image is how you perceive, think and feel about your body. This can include your body size, weight, shape or your appearance more generally.
  • A negative body image can develop from many different influences, including family, peer group, media and social pressures.
  • A positive body image can improve self-esteem, self-acceptance, and a healthy relationship with food and physical activity.    

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Reviewed on: 22-07-2020