Body Image, Disease Prevention

Body Image

 What does the term “body image” mean? 

 

Source:  Women’s Health. 

National Eating Disorders Association defines it as:

  • How you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind“;
  • What you believe about your own appearance“;
  • How you feel about your body“;
  • How you sense and control your body as you move.  How you feel IN your body, not just ABOUT your body“. 

Source – Norman Rockwell

It not only happens in the female population – males often feel negatively about their body image, too!  And, if you think teenagers are more vulnerable, it can happen at any age!  I remember reading an article that stated girls at age 8 have negative feelings about their body. 😦  That is WAY too young!

Positive Body Image can be developed by recognizing and respecting your natural shape.  Here are a couple of great links to help you achieve positive body image  – click > Women’s Health.  and 20 Ways To Love Your BodyNegative Body Image can lead to various disorders – not limited to – Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder.

For more information, please click on the following links:

QUESTION

What do you think attributes to negative or positive body image?

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