Fitness magazines portray healthy weight maintenance by containing healthy meal plans and fitness regimens to help one achieve their goals. Oxygen, Self and Shape contain healthy recipes to encourage healthy eating. Majority of the recipes and articles appeared to be a source of encouragement for women enabling them to b...
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... magazine advertisements. It relates to my paper in that it provides me with a better understanding as to what races of women magazines usually portray.
Thomsen, Steven R., Bower, Danny W., and Barnes, Michael D. “Photographic Images in Women’s Health, Fitness, and Sports Magazines and the Physical self-concept of a Group of Adolescent Female Volleyball Players.” 28. (2004): 265-283. Academic Search Premier. Web. 30 March 2011. This article uses volleyball players to examine how they construct their own body image while looking at photographs of athletes in fitness and sports magazines. They look at physical ability and body image as two characteristics that are crucial to how women view themselves. This helps my project since it gives me more information on what effects magazines have on women and how women use the magazines to construct their own perfect body.
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