It’s time to speak up about body image! The
media has painted a picture of the “ideal image,” but let's face it . . .
the ideal image is not realistic and can be unhealthy to achieve. The
Love Your Body Campaign encourages students to love their bodies by
promoting healthy body image.
This Dove Evolution video is an example of why our perception of beauty is distorted.
According to the National Eating Disorder Association, body image includes:
Body image is influenced by a variety of factors:
Individuals can have a negative body image-a distorted perception of their shape, or feelings of discomfort, shame, or anxiety about your body-or a positive body image-a true perception of your appearance, seeing yourself as you really are and liking
what you see.
For most people, body image is fluid, meaning it falls on a spectrum rather than being 100 percent positive or negative. Your perception of your
body image can change on a daily basis or even multiple times in one day.
There is so much that you can do to love your body. Below are a few suggestions.
Taking a body positive approach means you should:
For more information, visit The Body Positive.