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Combating Body Confidence

14 Jan

Gillian Delany

How many of us are really happy with our bodies? How many of us would say we are at out perfect weight? Well not many it would seem according to a survey by Children and Youth Affairs Minister Frances Fitzgerald. According to the report ‘How We See It: Report of a Survey on Young People’s Body Image’ 43% of people are dissatisfied with their body image. This is nearly half of the people surveyed. So what can be done to help people combat their demons on their body image?

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Body Image and The Media

14 Jan

Gillian Delany

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Today’s world is media dominated. Whether you get your fix from print, online or through social media our opinions and beliefs have become molded by what the media deem acceptable and so too has our opinions on our bodies. It is because of this media intrusion that so many of our youths struggle with their body image today. Day after day in this celebrity obsessed world our children and young adults are bombarded with pictures of the A list stars of Hollywood and the high fashion models of the run ways. Magazines have become ridden with diet exclusives and new eating crazes. Cover stories seem to endlessly revolve around which celeb has lost or gained the most weight.

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