The Importance Of Body Image

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Every morning as I start my day, I am obligated to step on the scale and weigh myself whether I want to or not. Reason being, I must ensure that I am not accumulating fluid from congestive heart failure. There are days where I can gain anywhere from five to ten pounds, if I am uncareful, in turn that takes a toll on my self-image regarding my weight even though it is fluid weight. Growing up, I never had major issues regarding my weight. I was active in sports, clubs and always outdoors. It was not until after I had a child, that I began having major issues and had to do a life style change to save my life. According to the article “Enhancing Your Body Image” by Rebecca J. Donatelle, the author discusses the importance of body image. Body image is simply how you see yourself in either a positive or negative manner. It is a crucial in human development and shapes who you are as an individual. Body image can be expressed through body language, how you are clothed, and how your mind thinks about oneself. Some factors that have a major role in today’s body image is media and pop culture....
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