Being You : The Body Image Book for Boys

Suggested age 12 +


Author: Charlotte Markey, Daniel Hart, Douglas Zacher
ISBN: 9781108949378
Date Published: 7 Apr 2022

From early childhood boys often feel pressured to be athletic and muscular. But what impact does this have on physical and mental well-being through their teens and beyond? Worryingly, a third of teen boys are trying to ‘bulk up’ due to body dissatisfaction, and boys and men account for 25% of eating disorder cases. What can we tell our boys to help them feel happy and confident simply being themselves? Being You has the answers! It’s an easy-to-read, evidence-based guide to developing a positive body image for boys aged 12+. It covers all the facts on puberty, diet, exercise, self-care, mental health, social media, and everything in-between. Boys will find answers to the questions most on their mind, the truth behind many diet and exercise myths, and real-life stories from other boys. Armed with this book, they will understand that muscles don’t make a man – it’s enough simply being you!

Dimensions17.7 × 1.9 × 27.3 cm

Cambridge University Press


Age 12 – 14, Age 14 +




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