Body Image Tag

Discover all of our blogs and articles regarding body image and it’s affects. You can find hope, Toledo Center can help.

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Eating Disorders Are More Common For Transgender Youth

Historically, eating disorders have been associated with young, heterosexual females. However, we are now beginning to recognize that body image issues and eating disorders affect all demographic backgrounds. Eating disorders are a serious, and sometimes deadly, mental health condition that appear among all socio-economic statuses, sexual orientations, and ethnic backgrounds. In particular, the rates of …

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Fat Shaming, Low Body Esteem & Body Positivity

Body image and its portrayal in society have long been a subject of discussion. Society and the media often encourage a culture of fat shaming and weight stigma, which has created devastating consequences. Body image plays a critical role in understanding the treatment of eating disorders, and we have to look at the effect of …

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Can Yoga Help Treat Eating Disorders?

Are there links between body image, physical activity and eating disorders? Stories and research from decades ago have shown that competitive sports can encourage the development of eating disorders. In the 1990’s, Sports Illustrated articles openly discussed the deadly impact of anorexia on women athletes. Yet, roughly twenty years later, this problem still exists in …

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Body Dysmorphia, Social Media & Image Filters

Social media is a popular tool for communication and entertainment. Few people would question the fact that people are spending an increasing amount of time on these new media platforms. In recent years, social media has become much more visual in presentation and layout. However, it is the evolution of the technology used to manipulate and …

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Eating Disorders Among Minorities

When the term eating disorder is mentioned, there is usually a specific mental image that comes to mind. Traditionally, the stereotypical person with this type of mental health issue is a young, wealthier Caucasian female. Mass media and pop culture images usually reinforce the portrayal of hyper-thin, white women who are suffering from the effects …

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Body Weight and the Diet Cycle

According to research from Harvard Medical School, eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, afflict more than 30 million Americans, while millions more experience disordered eating and weight control behaviors. This statistic is even more sobering when one considers the fact that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder …

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