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 [...] Read More
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, [...] Read More
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 . Executive Women and Ideal Beauty Eating disorders encompass anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Top leading fashion magazines more often than not display lean [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
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