Boost Your Self-Esteem
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Boost Your Self-Esteem

Take our self-esteem quiz to see how much you know about a healthy self-image.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

True or false: Body image issues often start developing in children by the first grade.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Building self-esteem is a lifelong process, but the foundation is established in childhood. Body image issues are likely to begin by the first grade.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

What percentage of 10-year-old girls are afraid of becoming fat?

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The correct answer is: According to one psychologist, 81 percent of ten year olds are afraid of becoming fat. In addition, 42 percent of first, second and third grade girls want to be thinner, while 51 percent of nine- and ten-year-old girls feel "better" if they are on a diet.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

A negative body image can lead to which of these conditions?

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The correct answer is: A poor body image can lead to all of the above conditions, including eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

How many American women are trying to lose weight right now?

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The correct answer is: An estimated 40 to 50 percent of American women are trying to lose weight at any one point in time. One out of every four college-aged women has an eating disorder.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

True or false: Only women have body image issues.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Men who suffer from a body image issue typically perceive themselves as smaller in terms of muscle size than they actually are. These individuals chronically over-exercise, causing further mental and physical distress.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which of these conditions can affect self-esteem for both men and women?

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The correct answer is: All of the above conditions can become appearance issues that damage self-esteem. The good news: They're all treatable. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist for the right treatment for you.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

What percentage of women worldwide consider themselves beautiful?

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The correct answer is: According to one study, only 4 percent of women around the world consider themselves beautiful.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Why do most women who smoke tend to start?

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The correct answer is: Most women who smoke start because they think smoking will help them lose weight.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which of these life events has been shown to lead to a loss of self-esteem for women?

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The correct answer is: The changes that are seen around menopause can be disconcerting, and they can lead to a loss of self-esteem. Exercise, eating healthy and learning new skills can all help a woman feel empowered during this stage of life.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

True or false: In a recent study, two-thirds of men said they would rather their significant others not have plastic surgery.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Despite the trend for tummy tucks and boob jobs, a recent magazine survey showed that two-thirds of male participants said they would rather their significant others did not have plastic surgery.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

According to one magazine survey, which woman was voted as among the most beautiful celebrities?

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The correct answer is: In an Allure magazine survey, men and women both ranked Oprah Winfrey, Sophia Loren and Meryl Streep -- all mature women with non-traditional types of beauty -- as among the most beautiful celebrities.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Acne can cause a loss of self-esteem in both teenagers and adults. About how many women suffer from adult acne?

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The correct answer is: Experts say 50 percent of all women have breakouts from adult acne, which can be caused by a lack of sleep, poor diet and other factors. You can help manage acne-prone skin through proper daily skin care. Avoid harsh soaps and use only a gentle, non-comedogenic cleanser (one that won't clog pores). Don't over-scrub, and remember to apply a moisturizer after you cleanse.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which of these can help a woman become comfortable with her body?

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The correct answer is: Try this trick: Stand in front of a mirror, naked. Then step back, squinch your eyes so you only see a blurred silhouette. This helps you to stop focusing on imperfections and instead see your body as a whole.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

All of these can be effective ways to boost your self-esteem EXCEPT:

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The correct answer is: A healthy smile, good posture and even new clothes can make you feel more confident. Alcohol may give you a boost, but only temporarily.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

True or false: Exercise does not affect self-image, especially if you don't enjoy it.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Regular exercise has been shown to boost self-esteem, self-image and energy levels.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

Which of these forms of exercise is especially good for building confidence and self-esteem?

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The correct answer is: All of these types of exercise can help boost confidence and self-esteem because they allow you to notice quick improvements.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

You're looking at a fashion magazine with your daughter. What should you do when you see images of impossibly perfect models?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are ways to fight negative media messages about women and beauty. You can also be a role model by making a commitment to your own health and self-esteem.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Sleep can make you more attractive.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Deep rest is what helps you fight stress, maintain a healthy weight, and boost your energy levels. The most regenerative sleep occurs between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. And they don't call it beauty sleep for nothing: Studies have shown that a well-rested face is a more attractive face.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Practicing which of these old sayings can boost your self-esteem?

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The correct answer is: Mom was right: Eat your veggies. We all know that eating nutritious food can lead to better health, more energy, glowing skin and a leaner body. But choosing only the best and most nutritious foods also feeds our self-worth.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

More than half of women say they feel beautiful when…

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The correct answer is: In an extensive survey of women of all ages, 54 percent of participants said they feel beautiful when they help others.

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Emotional Health

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to find stress relief, and to release anxiety, and unhappiness. Counseling can help-as can a gratitude journal.
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