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Quiz the Coach :: Skinny Body Blues

Hey Coach,


I very much dislike my body. I'm not large, but I'm small and skinny. The insults I get are 'you're anorexic' and things along the lines of that. I happen to be size 0. Do you have any tips on how to be comfortable with my body, or maybe some tips how to gain some weight?


Girl


Dear Girl,


You share the most common problem for young girls in school… low self esteem. Disliking your own body is a very serious problem because it causes stress and negativity in your life. But you’re on the right track because asking for help takes a lot of courage. Let’s try to get you on the road to a happier and healthier life.


Wrong Role Models

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Now a lot of young teens feel the need to look like models and TV stars and that is why they are in trouble. A lot of these celebrities spend their whole days crash dieting and it is a very unhealthy lifestyle. Some celebrities lead very tough and dangerous lives of starving themselves.


Heading for Health

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It’s important to realize that you can look really good eating healthy foods. Here are some great ideas for daily foods to eat:.


  • Fruit for breakfast (Get your vitamin C)
  • Bran muffins or cereal (help you digest)
  • Nuts and Raisins (snacking will increase your appetite)
  • Fruit Yogurt (Calcium to strengthen your bones)
  • Salads (find recipes on the internet and explore fruits and vegetables)
  • Make sure to eat meat, beans and nuts to get protein (energy will make you feel better)

Awesome Athletic Body

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The next thing you can do to make you feel great about your body is to work out hard! Breaking a sweat while running, biking, doing yoga, swimming, playing competitive sports… if you are sweating your body is working hard and burning fuels, building muscles, and cutting down fats. This is the key to making your body look good.


Working out and playing sports also helps increase your appetite. So if you are having trouble getting hungry, exercise is a great solution.


The Stress Snowball Effect

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Try not to worry about things. Stress is something that creates a snowball effect of negativity in your life. The more stress you have, the more you won’t feel like doing anything, the more you don’t do anything (eat, exercise), the worse your body feels and looks, and this ultimately causes more stress.


Your childhood is so important for you to learn what’s good for you. If you can figure out that eating healthy and getting exercise is important in your life to be happy, you’re going to make the rest of your life a piece of cake!


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well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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1PhanTrash
It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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1PhanTrash
"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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Wolf74
Wolf74 posted in Dance:
use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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