Body Image Issues

The Effect of Social Media on Body Image in Teen Girls

By | July 10th, 2019|Body Image Issues, Technology Use|

Teen girls report that social media has the biggest impact on how they feel about their bodies, rather than looking in the mirror, their health, or how their clothes fit. Social expectations override their confidence and intuition. Their [...]

Body Image in Teen Girls: Young Athletes May Be More at Risk

By | May 22nd, 2017|Body Image Issues, Mental Health|

Developing a healthy body image in teen girls can be a tricky process. Our young girls are constantly bombarded with expectations of what the “perfect girl” looks like and acts like. Magazines, billboards, advertisements, movies, television--all of it [...]

Depression in Adolescence Affects Girls More Than Boys

By | February 16th, 2017|Body Image Issues, Depression|

We already knew that depression in adolescence isn’t rare, but now it’s becoming clearer and clearer that girls are more often affected by it than boys. Research is piling up showing the disparity between the genders when it [...]

Treatment for Teen Girls: Barbie & Body Image Issues

By | December 8th, 2016|Body Image Issues|

What is the “perfect” body to you? For many, it’s a Victoria’s Secret model: thin, toned, airbrushed, and flawless. The issue with this is that those models are unrealistic. Oftentimes, it’s not even the real, unedited versions of [...]

The “Beach Body”: Teenage Girl Body Image Issues Last Past Summer

By | August 25th, 2016|Body Image Issues|

It’s not hard to believe that the thought of summer for a young girl brings about teenage girl body image issues. The expectation to have the “perfect beach body” is plastered all over magazines, billboards, advertisements, and more--how [...]

Airbrushed & Photoshopped: Girls’ Body Image Issues

By | August 18th, 2016|Body Image Issues|

The media promotes thin women and bulky men--no one will argue with that. What is this doing to our children, though? According to a recent article by The New York Times, researchers have found that as girls get [...]

Eating Disorders in Teen Athletes

By | July 25th, 2016|Body Image Issues, eating disorders, General Health, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues|

With media today, body image in teen girls has become an increasing problem. Teens feel more pressure to fit a specific body type, which is ultimately leading to more and more issues with eating disorders in youth. As [...]

Childhood Obesity and the Urge for Change 

By | July 20th, 2016|Body Image Issues, Depression, General Health, Mental Health, Mental Issues, Teen Girl Issues|

As a parent, getting your child to eat healthy and be active can be difficult. Some youth find the act of being healthy a chore, and often fight parents on doing it. According to the American Academy of [...]

ESPN’s Body Image Issue Promotes Discussion

By | July 8th, 2016|Body Image Issues|

NUDE ATHLETES! Now that we have your attention… VINCE WILFORK FROM ESPN BODY ISSUE The release of ESPN’s Body Issue presents an opportunity to discuss body image issues.  Originally, ESPN’s Body Issue was an assumed response [...]

Healthy Habits for Teens: Avoiding Sports Drinks

By | June 28th, 2016|Body Image Issues, General Health, Mental Health|

One would think that one of the healthy habits for teens would be to drink sports drinks instead of sodas--but as BBC just reported, they actually pose a threat to student health. Common sports drinks are high in [...]