Following the MET gala, there’s been a lot of buzz around celebrities behaving in ways that promote unhealthy and toxic messages about body image and diet culture. The glamorization of extreme weight loss is a pervasive problem, especially considering how much sway social media … [Read more...] about 4 ways we can drown out the toxicity of diet culture
Recent research suggests that constant exposure to social media is linked to body dissatisfaction. To protect their citizens, Norway’s ministry of children and family has proposed that the country’s marketing act mandate that images that have been altered to enhance a person’s … [Read more...] about Norwegian law aims to protect its residents’ self-esteem
According to a recently released Wall Street Journal report, 32 percent of teen girls report that Instagram makes them feel worse when they feel bad about their bodies. Although social media can have detrimental effects on everyone’s self-image, this phenomenon is particularly … [Read more...] about 3 ways content creators can make social media more constructive
The sayings “trust your gut,” and “follow your heart” may ring truer than we thought. A new study by researchers from Anglia Ruskin University demonstrates a link between negative body image and weak brain responses to signals from the gut and heart. The researchers believe that … [Read more...] about What’s interoception and how does it affect our self-image?
The way you see your own body is entirely perceptional. What you see is not necessarily a correct representation of how you actually look, and oftentimes, we disparage our own bodies for things that others do not see or notice. Having a negative body image of yourself can … [Read more...] about Study: Getting naked around strangers can improve your body image