If girls aren't physically active by the time they are 10-12 years old, they may not try again until they are in their 30s...
Why Tween Girls?
Navigating tweenhood can be difficult! Girls are faced with some of the most demanding challenges of their lives, when they start deciding who to be.
Here's some things they are thinking about:
• entering puberty and body changes
• perceptive of theirs and others self-confidence.
• how to behave to fit in
• how to look
• who to believe
At this age, habits such as eating, dressing, and new and different behaviours become more relevant.
A study done by The McCreary Centre Society in BC states that 60% of girls who were too thin, thought they were too fat. Another study shows that an undue focus on outward appearance impairs girls’ ability to focus and concentrate. If girls have a negative body image, they are less likely to be physically active.
Self esteem can be related to weight, media, peer-pressure
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