Older and wiser! Yes we become more accepting of our bodies as we grow older. I also think we are privileged to have the internet that (dependent on ones content consumption) provides avenues for reading, thinking and accepting body positivity, nutritional facts, and as a forum to know that you are not alone in certain experiences (eg. body shaming, cover your butt!). Something that I think the older generation lacked.
Certain platforms and pages such as Dr. Cuterus, shethepeople, etc are quite helpful in addressing issues that one might be afraid to ask the Doc, a parent or a friend. Definitely the girls (and guys!) today are more aware about normal body functions (such as periods, pills, infections, hair, sex) and this to a great extent eases the mental state, physical acceptability, and improves relationships with self and others.
My own relationship with my body changed with subscribing to good researched content and weight/functional training. I realised certain muscle groups: how they affect and change with exercise. What's their purpose and how to make them better. I think working out is so under-rated for growing up teens and young adults. For a lot of them, its about grades and looking slim not as a means to be energetic and fit. Certain activities such as trekking, or sports were either mandatory as part of school or a summer vacation event. This has changed. I have also come to terms that both mental and physical rest is important and that it is a human body- it is suppose to change! one cannot have the same weight or cms as a few years, months or weeks ago. And that is okay, as long as one is happy and healthy- being influenced by unrealistic beauty standards and comparisons with other people will take a backseat.
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