Body Image is what you think about your own body and how you feel about the way you look.
A positive body image means you are mostly comfortable with your body and you feel good about the way you look.
A negative body image means you are mostly unhappy with how you believe your body looks.
How we feel about our bodies can be affected by many things, including:
How we are feeling inside, noticing that our bodies are changing (Puberty)
An injury, being ill or physically disabled
When friendships and relationships become stressful
Positive and negative messages about our bodies from family, friends and people in our local community
False images and information about how our bodies should look from the media, television, magazines and films about how men and women should and shouldn’t look.