Body image the media and self image

By Corey Hare

My definition of body image and beauty

Body image and beauty are sometimes things you can't control because it's not how you think of yourself it's what people compare you to.

Nutrition and obesity

10 Facts

-Only one in three children are physically active every day.

-Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day.

-Only 6 states (Illinois, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York and Vermont) require physical education in every grade, K-12

-Nearly one-third of high school students play video or computer games for 3 or more hours on an average school day

-Americans eat less than the recommended amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, dairy products, and oils

-over 78 million U.S. adults and about 12.5 million children and adolescents are obese.

-Overweight adolescents have a 70% chance of becoming overweight or obese adults

-Since the 1970's the % of obese adults in America has more than doubled.

-Nearly 45% of children living in poverty are overweight or obese

-Those who are obese have medical costs that are $1,429 more than those of normal weight on average

5 steps to improve your body image

- Eat a healthier diet

- Spend time working out at the gym or running on the track

- Avoid eating out of the house for multiple meals a day

- Find a sport or hobby that interests you but also helps you physically

- Surround yourself with people who have the same goals as you