Tag Archives: Body Image Disorder

Is BMI an Accurate Measure of Healthy Weight?

Woman Dealing with Depression and Eating Disorders Is Body Mass Index (BMI) an accurate way to measure whether you are at a healthy weight? It has been the standard of measurement for healthy weight for a number of years, but aren’t there many other factors that should be taken into consideration? BMI is a medical scale to determine if a person is within [...]
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Accepting Our Bodies: Making Peace with Ourselves

Woman enjoying sunrise A positive body image consists of several various factors. A person with positive body image has a sense of acceptance, respect, and control of their body. Overall, a healthy body image is the ability to recognize and accept one’s body shape and size. Unfortunately, a person’s belief about their appearance and how they feel about their body, [...]
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Executive Women and Anorexia: Leaders May Imply Lean is Powerful

Executive women in a business meeting Eating disorders among women over 30 is becoming more common, and a study suggests that almost 4% of middle-aged women between their 40s and 50s are affected by an eating disorder [1]. Executive Women and Ideal Beauty Eating disorders encompass anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Top leading fashion magazines more often than not display lean [...]
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Body Image & Disordered Eating

Woman sitting on a bridge struggling with disordered eating Body image can be defined as the perception that a person has of himself or herself. It can include the physical self, thoughts, and feelings around their awareness of self. The emotions and thoughts can be both positive and negative and are influenced by environmental and societal factors. Body image can occur at any age [...]
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Adolescents & Body Image Woes: I Can’t Sculpt My Body to Be Idea

Teen girl staring out a window thinking about bulimia Body image is the way we perceive ourselves within our environment and space. It is how we feel, think, and act toward our body. Body image can be positive or negative and plays a pivotal role in the development of an eating disorder, especially during teen years. A study that looked at body satisfaction in [...]
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Avatars & Anorexia: What We Can Learn About Body Image

Woman with anorexia in the wheat The relationship between eating disorders and technology is complicated. Technological advancements have brought about social media and harmful pro-eating disorder websites that increase the prevalence of eating disorders. Even so, technology has also lead to powerful online recovery communities and more advanced research techniques. A breakthrough in one of these techniques has just yielded valuable [...]
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Male Body Image Issues: Singapore

Man from Singapore struggling with body image Male eating disorders are on the rise in Westernized societies, and recently there have been disturbances in men in Singapore.  With an increasing amount of media and body image concerns on the rise in Singapore, males are becoming more at-risk for a distorted body image and an eating disorder. A study looked at four male Singapore [...]
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Body Image & Sports Involvement in College Students

Athlete and body image Body image can be described as your personal evaluation of self and others, based on body weight, shape, size, and appearance. It is connected to self-esteem and self-worth. Athletics can play a role in how a student perceives their body shape, size, and its performance level. Comparisons to others around body weight, shape, and size [...]
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Body Positive Workouts When Working Recovery

Woman running with Compulsive Exercise and Eating Disorders Body positive is a term that many eating disorder professionals use to describe a way to view one’s body without the use of Westernized ideals. It means being able to accept and like/love your body the way it is without judgment or shame. It takes practice, and is certainly not perfect (nothing is), but allows [...]
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Barbie’s New Look and Body Image

Barbie In 2016, Mattel introduced a ‘new look’ for Barbie. It released female dolls that resembled various body sizes and shapes. Included in this new look were dolls of various skin tones and hairstyles all which was the first time Barbie had changed its image since the 1960’s. Barbie’s Change Barbie, for many, is seen as [...]
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