Presentation on theme: "Factors that can influence"— Presentation transcript:
1 Factors that can influence Body ImageFactors that can influence
2 You are learning about the impact on body image and healthy eating. Body Image Quiz: Answer the following questions on your paper as the teacher reads you the questions.
3 What is body image? Body image includes: How we perceive our bodies visuallyHow we feel about our physical appearance; how we think and talk to ourselves about our bodiesOur sense of how other people view our bodies
4 Why is body image so important? Encouragement to focus on appearance is at an all-time high in this culture, and with it comes the potential for a significant increase in negative body image.Increased preoccupation with appearance and body dissatisfaction put people at greater risk for engaging in dangerous practices to control weight and size.Extreme dieting, exercise compulsion, laxative abuse, vomiting, smoking and use of anabolic steroids have all been associated with negative body image.
5 Which factors affect body image? Body image, whether negative or positive, is shaped by a variety of factors:Comments from family, friends and others about people’s bodies, both positive and negativeIdeas that we develop about physical appearanceThe frequency with which we compare ourselves to othersExposure to images of idealized versus normal bodiesThe experience of physical activityThe experience of abuse, including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse
6 Positive Body Image we have a realistic perception of our bodies we enjoy our bodies the way they are.understanding that healthy, attractive bodies come in many shapes and sizesphysical appearance says very little about our character or value as a personensures that we don’t spend an unreasonable amount of time worrying about food, weight and calories.
7 Negative Body Image a distorted perception of size or shape global feelings of shame, awkwardness, and anxiety about the body.feel that their size or shape is a sign of personal failure; very important indicator of worthlinked to:diminished mental performancelow self-esteemanxietydepressionsexual dysfunctiondietingeating disorders
8 Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) particularly intense form of negative body imageobsessed with perceived flaws in their appearance that it affects relationships with family and friendscreates problems with work or school.can result in anxiety, depression, and even thoughts about suicide.is very treatable with a combination of medication and therapy.People who get treatment become:less preoccupied with their appearancefeel better emotionallyfunction better in their wider lives
9 Why are so many people unhappy with their bodies? Current Physical IdealsThe MediaSize PrejudiceFamily, Friends, and LoversMedical Standards and Medical Professionals
10 What can we do to boost body image? Talk back to the mediaDe-emphasize numbersStay off of the scaleRealize that you cannot change your body typeStop comparing yourself to othersLimit the “body checking” that you do throughout the dayMove and enjoy your bodySpend time with people who have a healthy relationship with food, activity, and their bodiesPractice thought -stopping when it comes to negative statements about yourselfNurture your inner selfQuestion the degree to which your self -esteem depends on your appearanceBroaden your perspective about health and beautyRecognize that size prejudice is a form of discrimination