Bodies are Different: Whats your shape?

Body changes during puberty can be very different from what you may expect. We become more interested in our looks and this can make body changes difficult to deal with. But girls come in many different shapes and sizes :) It is important to remember that there is no 'right' body. You are the way you are and that is 'right' for you!

According to scientists, there are 3 basic body types:

  • Endomorph: A rounder with soft curves and more fat on the body
  • Ectomorph: A slimmer body with little curves
  • Mesomorph: A more muscular body with wider shoulders and no hips

As you go through puberty, you may get taller, your hips may get wider and your waist may get smaller. Your body may also begin to build up fat in your belly, bottom and legs giving your body the curvier shape of a woman.

Here are 3 ways to help you deal with your body changes:

Don't compare!

Comparing ourselves with others is problematic because everyone develops differently and at different times. It's also a bad idea to compare ourselves with celebrities and models. It's not real.

Love what you got.

You can change a few things like your weight and your hair, but your basic body type cannot change.

Treat your body well.

Healthy eating and exercise can also give you some control over how your body turns out.

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Anonymous 26 June 2018 16:27

How can you stop comparing yourself with other peers

B-Wise Expert Expert 9 July 2018 09:44

Hi there, thank you for your question. Its important to remember that everyone is different and unique. Comparing yourself to others can lead to a disappointment which can leave you feeling a bit low if you are always comparing yourself. Focus on you, because no-one is better at being you than yourself. 

Kenneth 20 May 2018 10:26

How many days does it take for menstruation to stop?

B-Wise Expert Expert 22 May 2018 14:14

Hi there, thank you for your question. Menstruation usually lasts between 3 and 5 days, but can be as long as 7 days. You can learn about menstruation here.