Negative Effects Of Body Image

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“Body Image is something both men and women are concerned with” says Luke Lyons. In addition, young girls are more scared of becoming fat than losing a parent. Everyone has a different perspective on body image, based on experience. Body image impacts the world daily for both men and women of all ages. Many things impact the way we look at body image, also. Like, social media showing good and bad sides. Body image is controversial because it can be very beneficial for some people, but also can be very harmful. To begin, social media affects body image in a negative way. When men and women see ads and magazines with people with perfect bodies that are impossible to get, it lowers self esteem about their body image. In addition, these…show more content…
Some people like to have a good body image to help them be fit. Only because they want to feel good and are doing it in healthy way. Additionally, they do it for themselves and to feel confident. In the article “Too Much Mass” by Luke Lyons, explains “Some people work out because they feel good and they like to take care of their bodies.” (Lyons) The article is saying, body image can sometimes feel good if it's taken care of for some people. However, some wouldn't agree and would say taking care of body image doesn't feel good. But, for most even though body image isn't perfect, it still feels good because it's taken care of. It raises self esteem and confidence in positive ways. Being happy with body image is a positive thing only if its not perfect. Body image can create motivation to be healthy in a positive way to increase self esteem and confidence People work out and eat good because it feels good to them and not anyone else. Additionally, obesity is becoming a problem, especially in the U.S. In fact, ⅓ of Americans are considered obese. Body image should encourage confidence and a healthy average weight, but not to praise obesity. In this article, by Isabelle Carroll “Body Image Does Not Mean Praising Obesity.” states “we must encourage a healthy average weight and try our best to end this epidemic of obesity.” (Carroll) Obesity is changing the U.S. drastically. Not being…show more content…
Confidence people have on their body image is important, even without a perfect body. Plus, it is possible to learn to be comfortable with their bodies, which will also increase happiness. Patrick Kelleher from the article “No Body Is Perfect: Is It Possible To Be Happy With Our Bodies When We Are Constantly Being Bombarded with Images Of Perfection?” stated, “Once you start being okay and comfortable and nurturing with your own vulnerability then you can boost your own confidence.” (Kelleher) Boosting self esteem and confidence levels it's hard, but when body image is becoming comfortable it gets easier. Being happy boosts self esteem and is important to feel good. Still, social media is an obstacle with body image. Also, when people are happy with their bodies, they can block out social media and become more aware of it. Self esteem increases when social media gets blocked out. The article by Patrick Kelleher says, “Research says that we can learn to be happy with our bodies, but that we need to be more aware of social media.” (Kelleher) Being more aware of social media and the effects it has on body image and self esteem is important because when social media is blocked out people can learn to be happy with their bodies to increase confidence. Social media impacts greatly on body image, it can lower confidence or it can motivate health in a healthy way. media is an obstacle with body image.
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