I Decide Me - Positive Body Image Campaign

Blaenau Gwent Youth Forum Presents “A Positive Body Image Campaign”

Previous Youth Mayor Charlotte Clark’s priority was Positive Body Image. Charlotte along with members of the Blaenau Gwent Youth Forum worked together to produce a short film and some posters which can be seen below

Our new Youth Mayor is Darcey Howell and Deputy Youth Mayor is Chloe Lines. The current priorities are Physical Activity/Mental Health and Bullying.

Want to get involved and have your say?

Please contact Lissa Friel for more information on 07870998187 or lissa.friel@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

'I Decide Me' is a positive body image campaign created to help give you tips on becoming positive body and adopting an "appreciate me for me" attitude.

Body Positive Tips
“Appreciate me for me”

Simple tips to help you look after yourself

CLEAN UP YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA - This includes unfollowing accounts/pages which promote unhealthy diet products or make you feel negative about yourself.

YOUR CLOTHES - Remember that your clothes are supposed to fit you and not the other way around.

BODY POSITIVE MANTRAS - Write positives about yourself on sticky notes, then put them in places you look often to remind you how amazing you are.

YOUR SCALES - Remember you are more than a number and having a high body weight is not always a bad thing. When you exercise your body turns fat to muscle which can actually weigh more than fat so just remember when you’re looking at the scales. 

CREATE A HAPPY JAR - Every time you have a happy moment, memory or do something that you are proud of, write it down and put it in a jar, you can then use these positive experiences to cheer you up when you are having a bad day.

EXERCISE - Get at least 30 minutes a day if you can, even if it’s just a brisk walk, the benefits of exercise and keeping fit are huge for your amazing body and mental health.

GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP - Remember to get enough sleep, your body needs 8-9 hours per day to - help recover/rebuild in order to take on the day ahead.

WATER - Your body is made up of 80% water, so it’s important to keep your body topped up throughout the day to help you function properly.

#itsoktobeyou #changingperception  #everybodyisbeautiful

My Amazing Body

“Did you know?”
Amazing facts about your body

  • Your body is always making new skin cells.
  • As well as a unique finger print humans have a unique tongue print.
  • Laid end to end, an adult’s bloods vessels could circulate the earth’s equator four times.
  • Information zooms along the nerves at approximately 249 miles per hour.
  • The human heart beats more than three billion times in an average lifespan.
  • Skin is the largest organ of the human body and makes up for 15% of a person’s total weight.
  • Your brain is sometimes more active when you’re asleep, than when you’re awake.Your liver is the only organ in your body that will still work even if it is damaged and can also repair its self overtime.
  • The circulatory system of arteries, veins, and capillaries is about 60,000 miles long.

#itsoktobeyou #changingperception #everybodyisbeautiful

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