Body image the media and self image
By Corey Hare
My definition of body image and beauty
Nutrition and obesity
-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
- 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