(Credit: Galia Slayen)

While flipping through the channels I cam across an episode of Dr. Phil, “Teen Beauty”.  The show was about teen girls who wanted body augmentations.  The biggest eye opener in the show was the Barbie Doll real life measurements.  Barbie’s measurements are 6 feet, 110 lbs, 36-18-33, and a BMI of 16.24.  Her measurements are pretty crazy and almost impossible to duplicate.  She would also have a hard time conceiving due to her menstrual cycle disorder.  While most girls are not trying to look like Barbie any more,  it is important for girls and GUYS to be happy with their body.  Don’t let some of the media images distort your self worth.

Make sure you have a healthy lifestyle.

1.  Workout 4-5 times  a week. 20 minutes of cardio, weight training, and STRETCHING!!

2.  Proper nutrition.  Eat every 3-4 hours(protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats[avocados/olive oil]).

3.  Drink plenty of water

4.  Take you time.  Take time to meditate, read a book, or take a walk.

5.  Rejuvenate your body.  Get a massage, stretching, take a yoga, or pilates class.

6.  Get plenty of sleep for your body.  Everyone is different, you know how much sleep your body needs to function properly.