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Weight & Body Image Disorders: Causes, Symptoms & Signs

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Title:

Weight & Body Image Disorders: Causes, Symptoms & Signs

URL:

https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/information/body-image

Content Source:

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Eating Disorder Hope
Type: Informational Material

Overview:

Body image refers to how people see themselves. Distorted body image (also called negative body image) refers to an unrealistic view of how someone sees their body.  Like eating disorders, it is seen most commonly in women, but many men also suffer from the disorder.

You begin forming your perceptions of your body’s attractiveness, health, acceptability, and functionality in early childhood.  This body image continues to form as you age and receive feedback from peers, family members, coaches, etc.

Personality traits such as perfectionism and self-criticism can also influence the development of a negative internalized image of your body.

Content Standard(s):
Physical Education
PE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Beginning Kinesiology - Level 2
BK-4.1) Recognize and discuss how idealized body images and elite performance levels portrayed in various media differ from the norm.

APE accommodation suggestions: verbally prompting and redirecting; peer assistance to model proper personal and social behaviors

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 9-12
Health Education
HE.2.1) Analyze the influence of external factors on health beliefs and behaviors.

a. Analyze how family, culture, school, and community influence the health practice and behaviors of individuals.

Examples: explaining how holiday celebrations and traditions such as over indulgence in eating and consuming alcohol affect health behaviors; explaining how extra-curricular activities and schedules result in over-consumption of fast food

b. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

c. Examine how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.

Example: influence of media on teen body image, sexual activity, drugs, alcohol, violence, cyber-bullying.

d. Cite evidence of how public health policies and government regulations can influence health promotion and disease prevention.

Tags: body image, media, social media
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Author: Ginger Aaron-Brush
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