Body Image Project

My definition of body image and beauty.

The way a person sees them self, and a person who has a good heart, and does things that have a positive influence on people.


How body images are shaped.

Body image is greatly influenced by the people around you and your culture. At a young age people are influenced about the way they feel about themselves positively and negatively. TV also has a big influence on body image. Even aging has an influence. We should always remember that we are diverse, and imperfect.


Body image, the media, and eating disorders. (Info I found was mostly related to girls.


47% of girls 5th-12th grade want to lose weight because of magazine pictures. 69% of girls 5th-12th grade say that magazines changed their view of the perfect body. 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to lose weight. 81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat. 85% believe that eating disorders should be covered by insurance like other illnesses. 35-57% of adolescent girls use harmful ways to lose weight. Girls who diet are 12 times more likely to binge as those who don't. About 1% of adolescent girls develop anorexia nervosa. 2-3% develop bulimia nervosa. 1 in 10 cases lead to death.


5 ways to improve body image.


Avoid offending media

Avoid talking about appearance

Spend less time in front of mirrors

Be positive

Be around kind people





http://www.huffingtonpost.com/linsey-hart/ten-ways-to-improve-your-body-image_b_6279108.html


http://www.pamf.org/teen/life/bodyimage/eating-disorders.html


https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-facts-eating-disorders


http://www.anad.org/get-information/about-eating-disorders/eating-disorders-statistics/


http://greatist.com/happiness/media-body-image-talk-to-self