Category: Body Image

Athletes Coming to Terms with Their Body Shape & Weight

Athlete Volleyball Female Players Over the past two years, former UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi twice “broke the internet” with stunning floor routines and an infectious personality. But that’s not all. She’s brought more attention to a struggle many athletes face—negative body image. To hear that elite athletes struggle with body image may come as a surprise. Many people watch [...]
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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is Changing with the Times!

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Body Positive Catwalk Image Contributor: Samantha Read at Eating Disorder Solutions The Victoria’s Secret fashion show has always received a large following with the beautiful women who walk the catwalk. However, in recent years, many individuals have condemned the restrictive lifestyles these women must endure to achieve a very unrealistic idea of “thinness and beauty” that perpetuates the low [...]
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Self-Image and Eating Disorders

Girl with headphones Eating disorders are complex illnesses and affect a variety of people. Risk factors for eating disorders involve a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. But, what role does self-image and eating disorders play with each other? The interaction of these factors tends to look different for different people. For example, two people with the [...]
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Five Tips for Positive Body Image this Summer

Woman sitting on stump thinking of Five Tips for Positive Body Image As the temperatures rise with summer, so can body image concerns. So, what if someone could come up with a list of just five tips for positive body image? It seems that summer comes along with more advertisements promoting harmful weight loss recommendations. Social media is inundated with images that focus on achieving a lean, muscular [...]
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How Technology and Social Media Influences Body Image

Social Media Words In the rapid evolution of our society today, advances in technology have dictated the course of human interactions. The way we interface with one another is largely hinged on the capacities that have developed throughout the years. Face-to-face connections are often pushed aside for text messaging, emails, and the like. What has been lost and [...]
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The Illusion of the Mind: Maladaptive Schemas

Image of Full Brain Neurons with Maladaptive Schemas Contributor: McCallum Place Team at McCallum Place Eating disorders can be common among adolescents and emerging adults, especially females. They carry with them a lot of psychological risks that can lead to trauma, depression, and medical complications that can be life-threatening. In trying to achieve perfection, individuals who are struggling with their body image tend [...]
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