Body image and Media
Definition of body image
Definition of beauty
how i think and feel
shaping of the body
how we can avoid judging them
10 facts of eating disorders
1 Among gay men, nearly 14% appeared to suffer from bulimia and over 20% appeared to be anorexic
2.Forty percent of new cases of anorexia are in girls between the ages of 15 and 19
3.Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS), under which binge eating disorder falls
4.Almost 50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression
5. Only 1 in 10 men and women with eating disorders receive treatment. Only 35% of people that receive treatment for eating disorders get treatMen are less likely to seek treatment for eating disorders because of the perception that they are “woman’s diseases.at a specialized facility for eating disorders
6.Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness
7.Men are less likely to seek treatment for eating disorders because of the perception that they are “woman’s diseases.
8The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females
9. Over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives.17
10. Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents.
5 steps to improve body image
- Appreciate all that your body can do. Every day your body carries you closer to your dreams. Celebrate all of the amazing things your body does for you—running, dancing, breathing, laughing, dreaming,
- Remind yourself that “true beauty” is not simply skin deep. When you feel good about yourself and who you are, you carry yourself with a sense of confidence, self-acceptance, and openness that makes you beautiful regardless of whether you physically look like a supermodel. Beauty is a state of mind, not a state of your body
- Surround yourself with positive people. It is easier to feel good about yourself and your body when you are around others who are supportive and who recognize the importance of liking yourself just as you naturally are.
- Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you feel good about your body. Work with your body, not against it.
- Keep a top-ten list of things you like about yourself—things that aren’t related to how much you weigh or what you look like. Read your list often. Add to it as you become aware of more things to like about yourself.