Body Image Is The Way You Look

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Body image is the way you see yourself and imagine how you look. Having a positive body image means that, most of the time, you see yourself accurately, you feel comfortable in your body, and you feel good about the way you look. A poor body image can cause many negative psychological and physical effects. With the image portrayed in the media, it has made self confidence harder to find. While the media shows unrealistic types of women it gives girls an unrealistic idealization of what they think that they should be. Body imagine is also affected by peers, as teens develop. Many children get made fun of and picked on in schools because of their looks, weight and height. All these scenarios lead children and teens to believe that they are not an ideal imagine and may become self conscious of themselves at a young age. Body imagine can hurt and create negative thoughts to anyone at any age. A negative body image is A distorted perception of the person’s shape; they see themselves unlike they really are. One may be convinced that only other people are attractive and that their body size or shape is a sign of personal failure. The person could feel ashamed, self-conscious, and anxious about their body. A positive body image is a clear perception of their shape they see the various parts of their body as they really are. Positive body image Celebrates your natural body shape and they understand that a person’s physical appearance says very little about their character and value as a person. One should feel comfortable and confident in their body (NEDA, 2016). Negative body images can start as early as elementary school. Kids as young as four think their ideal weight is thinner than their current weight. By age four, children want to... ... middle of paper ... younger and younger. As children are starting to worry about there weight as young as four. Something needs to be done to change this negative connotation. Media does not help children see them selves and their body as ideal or perfect, that being said I believe parents need to fulfil the role of helping their children realize the real beauty of everyone. Children look up to their parents and truly believe what they say, parents can make a huge impact on their child’s behavior and health. It is so disturbing that children so young are worried about being thin, and have tried weight loss solutions because they think they are not pretty enough not good enough. Its sad, but with the help of parents, healthy habits, teaching children about the false hopes of media I truly believe children will learn about true beauty and appearance is less important than personality.
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