Category: Body Image and the Media

Body Image and the Media

purging behaviors

Eating disorders

Eating disorders are a group of conditions characterized by abnormal eating habits that can lead to serious health problems. The most common types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating...

emotional well-being

What is Body Image?

Body image is thought to be manifested in, and influence some or all of the following areas: Thoughts and beliefs about the body E.g., “I am 5 feet 3 and I am destined to...


Body Image, Women and The Media

How realistic is the media’s presentation of women? Women and men come in all shapes and size, yet constantly the media presents us with only one ‘image’ – a very slender and unrealistic one....