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  Body image boost key to treating eating disorders | Health | Reuters
A key part of the program is taking a body image history, which allows patients to figure out how they came to have body image issues.
Patients also participate in a body image party, where they are instructed to come up with a word that describes their body.
During body image parties, patients are also challenged to come up with positive words to describe their body.
www.reuters.com /article/healthNews/idUSCOL76675020070227   (701 words)

 Body Image Issues: The World's Most Comprehensive Eating Disorder Referral and Information Website
Healthy body weight is the size a person naturally returns to after a long period of both non-compulsive eating* and consistent exercise commensurate with the person' s physical health and condition.
Since negative body image is a prevalent problem for many women and girls and can also be a component of many serious disorders, it is critical that women learn to change their body image towards a healthy and positive view of self.
Body image and self esteem are two important ways to help promote a positive image.
www.edreferral.com /body_image.htm   (6167 words)

  Body Image | AHealthyMe.com
Body dysmorphic disorder (see below) is a serious psychological disease that arises from a person's sadly distorted image of his or her own body.
Your body image develops throughout your life on the basis of experiences you've had, the kinds of things people may have said to you about your body or done to your body, and the way you feel about your body's look and shape.
If you feel your body image is interfering with your ability to enjoy life, try joining a support group or talking to a therapist about what it is that's keeping you from liking your body.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/bodyimage;jsessionid=BNTGO3UJNXC3MCTYAITC4EQ   (1225 words)

  Body image - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Body image is a person's perception of his or her physical appearance.
Body image is often measured by asking the subject to rate his or her current and ideal body shape using a series of depictions.
This body image is involved in phantom limb phenomena as well as their opposite, as in the case of brain damage resulting in the disappearance of parts of the body from conscious perception.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Body_image   (1340 words)

 Body Image and Eating Disorders
Apparently, the automatic, nonconscious processing of body shape and weight words was influenced in high restrained eaters with a low state self-esteem, whereas the strategic, conscious processing was not.
As soon as the body shape and weight stimuli were processed consciously, the initial increased accessibility was countered and the effect disappeared.
We used to think that the attractiveness of a woman's body was based on a ratio of her waist to her hips.
www.caringonline.com /eatdis/topics/bodyimage.htm   (1052 words)

 Healthy Body Image   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
We all may have our days when we feel awkward or uncomfortable in our bodies, but the key to developing a positive body image is to recognize and respect our natural shape and learn to overpower those negative thoughts and feelings with positive and accepting ones.
People with negative body images have a greater likelihood of developing an eating disorder and are more likely to suffer from feelings of depression, isolation, low self-esteem and obsessions with weight loss.
Developing and nurturing a positive body image and a healthy mental attitude is crucial to our happiness and wellness, as we move through the different stages of our lives.
www.imagefashion.com /body.htm   (428 words)

 body image
Body image dissatisfaction can be pervasive, even before it influences the development of an eating disorder.
If your mood, your self-evaluation, your ability to feel OK in your own skin is compromised by how you see your body, your weight and your shape, then it may be something you should address, it can make a world of difference when you feel good about yourself.
Body Image dissatisfaction has been shown to correlate with a variety of eating disorder variables, including something known as social comparison. 
www.anorexicsanonymous.com /index_files/bodyimage.htm   (266 words)

 Body Image   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The ideal body of models and movie stars portrayed by the media has led to an enormous increase in body dissatisfaction among men and women.
Your body type (apple or pear shape) is also genetically determined, but you do have a choice of being an in-shape apple/pear or an out-of-shape apple/pear.
Physically changing your body through proper nutrition and physical activity will only result in an improved body image if you learn to love your body the way it is right now.
www.nvo.com /upandmoving/bodyimage   (742 words)

 Body Image, HYG 5238-00
Body image is greatly affected by the mass media’s portrayal of the thin ideal body type.
The primary approach to preventing disorders and unhealthy body image from developing is teaching children on the brink of adolescence to accept their bodies.
Mahoney, E.R., and Finch, M.D. The dimensionality of body cathexis.
ohioline.osu.edu /hyg-fact/5000/5238.html   (3091 words)

 Thomas F. Cash :: Body Image Assessments :: BIQLI
It is common in the research literature to equate “negative body image” with body image dissatisfaction.
As Cash and colleagues have argued, negative body image or “body image disturbance” entails body image dissatisfaction, distress (or dysphoria), and dysfunction (or impairment).
Its validity has been established vis-à-vis significant relationships with other relevant measures of body image (evaluation, investment, affect, and body image quality of life), as well as with measures of psychosocial functioning (e.g., self-esteem, anxiety, depression, eating disturbance).
www.body-images.com /assessments/bidq.html   (419 words)

 Body image
Body image is the way we think, feel and picture our body.
Negative body image may appear to be a problem for some women going through menopause, particularly their distress at a perceived increase in weight.
Changes to the body associated with menopause, such as hot flushes, have the potential to make women feel differently about their body image.
www.jeanhailes.org.au /issues/em_body_image.htm   (270 words)

 ED Info Text Pages
Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or picture yourself in your mind.
People with negative body image have a greater likelihood of developing an eating disorder and are more likely to suffer from feelings of depression, isolation, low self-esteem, and obsessions with weight loss.
We all may have our days when we feel awkward or uncomfortable in our bodies, but the key to developing positive body image is to recognize and respect our natural shape and learn to overpower those negative thoughts and feelings with positive, affirming, and accepting ones.
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org /p.asp?WebPage_ID=286&Profile_ID=41157   (346 words)

 Body Image   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Body image is an inner view of your outer self, a picture of your body seen through your mind’s eye.
While everyone has an image of their body, the image you have is unique and individual to you.
Overtime, these images have become more stream-lined into "one look is acceptable." As you make self-comparisons to these images, dissatisfaction with your physical appearance can grow to dissatisfaction with your whole self.
www.ucalgary.ca /EAT/bodyimage.html   (529 words)

 Body Image: Detailed Information - LIVESTRONG - livestrong.org
Your body does not have to change as a result of cancer in order for you to be at risk for having a poor body image.
Survivors who experience temporary or permanent physical changes to their bodies may be at risk for having a poor body image as they learn to adjust to changes in their bodies.
If your body image didn't change right after you finished treatment, it's still possible for an aftereffect of treatment or a change in how you feel about your life after cancer to affect your body image.
www.livestrong.org /site/c.jvKZLbMRIsG/b.670425/k.2C14/Body_Image_Detailed_Information.htm   (1251 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Issues: Health: Body Image
The Body Burden - Living in the Shadow of Barbie - Information about and reviews of the book by Stacey Handler, granddaughter of the woman who created the Barbie doll, in which she openly discloses her own battle with her body image.
Body Image - This is an useful, informative website that uncovers the issue of body image, why women have become preoccupied with their appearance, and how the media reflects upon these.
Women's Body Image - Contains a definition of the term, student's thoughts, and discussion of the health effects of poor body image, and of the impact of the media.
dmoz.org /Society/Issues/Health/Body_Image   (657 words)

This kit encourages adults to recognize the significance of their role in establishing healthy body image in children and youth.
Endorsements from users of the body image works resources "My students are coming into puberty, which is a really difficult stage," explains Joni Holt, who teaches grade 5 students.
Body image is in our health curriculum, but it has never been laid out in any resource in such detail or in such an interactive way.
www.bodyimageworks.com /kits.htm   (669 words)

 Body Dysmorphic Disorder
My early work in eating disorders focused on body image, with findings that body dissatisfaction was not limited to individuals with anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia nervosa, but was, in fact, present in individuals without eating disorders.
Body image may be seen as "disturbed" when one's self-evaluation of appearance is at such a level that it interferes with social and/or occupational functioning, or causes elevated levels of anxiety and depression in the individual.
Importantly, the individual's rating of the body feature does not fit with that of an objective observer, who may not see anything unattractive or unusual about the feature, or who may note some minimal problem (i.e., the nose or ears may be a bit larger than "average").
www.athealth.com /Consumer/disorders/BDDInterview.html   (1653 words)

 Body Image: Loving Yourself Inside and Out
With a positive or healthy body image, a woman has a real perception of her size and shape, and she feels comfortable with her body.
With a negative body image, a woman has a distorted perception of her shape and size, compares her body to others, and feels shame and anxiety about her body.
Body Image (Copyright © NEDA) - This on-line publication explains what body image is and what the differences are between a positive and a negative body image.
www.4woman.gov /bodyimage   (665 words)

 Body Image
The term body image refers to the view that a person has of his or her own body size and proportion.
Adolescent females may view their bodies as being heavier than they actually are, especially when compared to fashion models or celebrities.
Adolescent males tend to gain height and muscle mass during puberty, and they may view their bodies as smaller than they actually are when compared to bodybuilders or professional athletes.
www.faqs.org /nutrition/Ar-Bu/Body-Image.html   (897 words)

 BodyImageHealth.org - Promoting Healthy Body Image Attitudes
At a time when they should feel secure about their body's growth, too many children today learn to worry about size and make choices that contribute to the very problems they hope to avoid.
The compelling wish to be thin or lean provides the seeds for a host of body image, eating, fitness and weight problems that are extremely difficult to reverse once established.
You will find information on the cultural myths that directly encourage body image, eating, fitness and weight problems in Western culture today, as well as the "antidotes" needed to resist their toxic influence.
www.bodyimagehealth.org   (416 words)

 Student Wellness Center at OSU : General Wellness : Body Image
People with negative body image have a greater likelihood of developing an eating disorder and are more likely to suffer from feelings of depression, isolation, low self-esteem, and obsessions with weight loss.
Your “ideal” body weight is the weight that allows you to feel strong and energetic, and lets you lead a healthy, normal life.
Thus, the body is forced to slow down all of its processes to conserve energy, resulting in serious medical consequences.
swc.osu.edu /health_bodyimage.asp   (2421 words)

 Healthy Body Image - Liking Your Body and Focusing on Health
A large scale survey conducted by Garner (1997) found body dissatisfaction to be "increasing at a faster rate than ever before" among both men and women.
A study of 36,000 students in Minnesota found that girls with negative body image were three times more likely than boys of the same age, to say that they feel badly about themselves and were more likely to believe that others see them in a negative light.
The study also found that negative body image is associated with suicide risk for girls, not for boys.
www.teensadvisor.com /body-image   (762 words)

 Body Mass Index calculator you'll like
Calculate your Body Mass Index and compare yourself to friends with a similar age and height.
Because of these problems, this body mass index calculator shows extra statistics to help you be informed and judge your own body compared to others of the same height and age.
Also offered are average weight and height charts and Body Mass Index charts, which show data you just can't find anywhere else.
www.halls.md /body-mass-index/bmi.htm   (279 words)

 Body Image - 11/1/2005 - School Library Journal - CA6277819   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Body image is not just about shapes and sizes, of course, but also about deformities, injuries, and immutable genetic facts of life.
Body image pervades multiple facets of the tale, including attitudes toward masturbation and the agony of a regular kid whose parent projects problems on her.
She is brilliant, bitter, and funny, with a marvelous flair for description and irony and a determination to control her body.
www.schoollibraryjournal.com /article/CA6277819.html   (2816 words)

 Body Image
Images that injure: Pictorial stereotypes in the media.
SUMMARY: Teaches what is meant by body image and why it is important to teenagers, and explains the connection between body image and self-esteem.
The program tells the story of a teenager preoccupied by his body image who is offered steroids to pump up his image for his girlfriend.
www.wsd1.org /PC_LMS/pf/bodyimage.htm   (1035 words)

Poor self-esteem, eating disorders, self-mutilation and even suicide are some of the consequences of a poor body image.
While experts agree that media play a large part in the development of body image, self-image begins forming long before children see their first television program or magazine layout.
-- A study of 36,000 students in Minnesota found that negative body image is associated with a higher suicide risk for girls (AAUW, 1990).
www.bodyimagesite.com /information/inf_gen.html   (400 words)

 Body Image Art in America - Find Articles
From the beginning, her work was media based, beginning with photography and performances that challenged images of women in cinema.
To this extent, she lends credence to the notion that '60s performance art developed through the cross-fertilization of many arts--including dance, theater, film and video--and not simply in reaction to the perceived excesses of Abstract Expressionism (or, less contentiously, as natural outgrowths of the gestural or performative vigor of Abstract Expressionism), as some accounts suggest.
Along with her peers Carolee Schneemann and Shigeko Kubota, both of whom made their bodies the centerpiece of their work in the 1960s, Export committed herself to unmasking the politics of the female body, in what can rightly be called feminist actions.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1248/is_4_88/ai_61755628   (620 words)

 Body Image Coalition of Peel
In an effort to change attitudes and reduce the risk of eating disorders, the Body Image Coalition of Peel developed a manual designed to promote healthy body image, positive self-esteem, and a non-dieting approach to eating.
The manual was written by members of the Body Image Coalition of Peel.
The Coalition, which includes a variety of professionals and community members interested in body image issues, has a mission to raise awareness and understanding of body image issues and eating disorders in Peel.
www.bodyimagecoalition.org /everybody1.html   (374 words)

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