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Body Changes - It's Going To Be Okay

Posted on February 15 2011

It’s completely natural during your teenage years to feel emotional. Although it can seem hard at the time, it’s a great idea to turn your emotions into something positive. Go for a power walk with a friend, or sign up for a team sport – great for making new friends – yoga or kickboxing class. The worst thing you can do is to let your emotions get the better of you, or take them out on someone else. Knowing what’s making you feel the way you do – and realising it’s not forever – can make you feel instantly better.

Another way to help harness your emotions is to look after yourself: make sure you get enough rest and eat regular, healthy meals. And try not to make junk food a regular part of your life. Keeping a diary is a great way to give your feelings an outlet and will let your chart your progression into adulthood.

As you can see, there’s a lot involved in becoming an adult. Although it might seem challenging given how many things are going on, it’s important to remember to lay great foundations for your life in your teenage years. Make sure you consistently use organic, natural products for your body and skincare routine. Try not to load up your body with harmful chemicals and look for products with natural, gentle, plant-derived ingredients instead. If you’re kind to yourself and your body right from the start of adulthood you’ll set yourself on a fantastic path for life.

What to expect:

  • Glands and particularly female organs such as the ovaries start growing.
  • Hormones change.
  • Breast start growing from the age of 9 to 14.
  • Pubic hair develops.
  • Underarm hair will grow anytime between the ages of 10 to 16.
  • Your menstrual cycle will start at around the age of 12 or 13, although don't be worried if you get your period before or after these years (if you don't menstruate before 16 it's a good idea to tell a trusted friend or family member).

Great sources of information about body changes:

Puberty Girl by Shushann Movsessian
The Girlosophy series of books by Anthea Paul visit website

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