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How does the media effect body image of young girls.?

How does the media effect body image of young girls.?

Negative expectation: Media uses idealized, not necessarily realistic, healthy or safe, images in order to sell their goods & services. In the case of women, they're all thin w/large breasts, snow-white perfect teeth, blond hair, blue eyes & bright red lips. Thus, every little girl wants to grow up to be this person. We hold the power in that we decide when to open the pocketbook. Don't buy what they're selling. ...Read more

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Body Image (Definition)

.Body image is the representation we create in our mind of what we think we ...Read more


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Are body parts proportional to weight?

Are body parts proportional to weight?

No: The shape of the body is mostly dictated by the genetic make-up. Also where someone loses or gains weight is also dictated by the genetic make-up. However, for most part, abdominal fat is linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many more chronic diseases. Therefore loss of abdominal fat and fat around waist to hip (more around waist) is very important no matter what the body proportions ar. ...Read more

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What can we do to stop young girls from focusing on their body image > brain?

Change society: Society values body image & athletic prowess over mental & artistic capability. Until society changes its priorities, we will continue to struggle in raising our children to value their brain over their brawn. But for those of us w/children, we should make every attempt to praise their mental & artistic achievements and encourage more of the same but not at the expense of obesity. Balance is key! ...Read more

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How 2 make male body nd face attractive?

How 2 make male body nd face attractive?

YOU control fitness: A man with muscle definition, or well-developed muscles and fairly lean, looks good. This is entirely under your control -- diet and exercise, built over habits. Get so that you enjoy being hungry and sore from exerting yourself. If you have a facial feature for which your friends suggest you get plastic surgery, do it, but your face is the "you" the others like. Be nice, cheerful, upbeat. ...Read more

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Why is self esteem related to body image?

Why is self esteem related to body image?

Voices Within Us: It's painful not 2feel good about urself. I wonder what kind of "mirroring" u got when u were young -what u heard about urself from adults around u, esp ur caregivers, while growing up. If their voices were critical & harsh, vs nurturing & encouraging. I wonder if u felt criticized 4ur appearance or u heard adults being critical of own/others' looks. We tend 2absorb msgs we hear repeatedly as kids. ...Read more

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Why do skinniest models fit the beauty ideal of thinness.? Does media view justify thier harsh criticism of regular girls?

Why do skinniest models fit the beauty ideal of thinness.? Does media view justify thier harsh criticism of regular girls?

No: The liberal media has done more to damage our health than we can imagine. They glamorize the skinny models and at the same time support the advertisement of poisonous foods with sugar, chemicals and pesticides. Our society is confused by this and that is why we have such a dliemma with our weight - both over and under. Rejoice in your healthy weight, and turn a deaf ear to the media! ...Read more

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What does lipone in our body parts mean?

Lipone?: clarify or give correct spelling. Do not know what you mean by lipone. ...Read more

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Does anything force a girls body to menarche faster!

Does anything force a girls body to menarche faster!

Menarche : At age 16 you should have started your period so see your doctor about this ...Read more

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Do toys and cartoons affect my child's body image?

Do toys and cartoons affect my child's body image?

Toys Come w/Messages: Toy figures & cartoon figures r stand-ins 4real people. Consider barbie, ken & friends: do u remember seeing a wide range of body types? Of racial features? Even manufacturers of more realistic barbie-like dolls have stuck 2a narrow range of types. Ever see an overweight barbie- or ken-type doll? A below- or above-average height one? If such dolls were hyped on tv & sold, what msg would kids get? ...Read more

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Body art in teens, is it self mutilation or expression?

Body art in teens, is it self mutilation or expression?

Depends: Is punk rock fine music or just noise? Is sushi fine dining or just uncooked/raw fish? It is all about your perspective. ...Read more

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How to use amplified mass xxx without gaining body fat ?

Amplified mass xxx: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Does gainers (proteins) which body builders eat to gain weight close growth plates at 16?

Does gainers (proteins) which body builders eat to gain weight close growth plates at 16?

No. Not from protein: Extra protein will not make your growth plates close early. They will add weight and not necessarily muscle. ...Read more

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Why do most adolescent girls in us have distorted vision of their body?

Why do most adolescent girls in us have distorted vision of their body?

Media images: Youngsters draw the conclusions about their appearance from the images projected in movies, magazines, tv and other means of publicity. The fashion industry is an especial offender requiring sickly thiness in models. Girls especially aspire to this modeling despite obvious differences in their own structure and heredity. Fortunately most grow out of it but for a few it is deadly. ...Read more

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Does watching porn change hormones level in our body?

Does watching porn change hormones level in our body?

Yes: watching porn, being sexually aroused in virtual or real manner, having an erection all increase dopamine levels, which in turn leads to increased testosterone secretion. Testosterone levels decrease about 1% per year after age 30; but if one is diabetic, obese, sedentary in lifestyle, a binge drinker, a yo-yo dieter, or have a endocrine/pituitary disorder, the decrease is higher. stay healthy. ...Read more

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Does the masturbation warm the body in teen boys?

Does the masturbation warm the body in teen boys?

Yes: The same way that when your penis becomes erect and hard by the blood flowing into it and your heart beats faster and harder the blood doesn't know where to go so it goes to all your vessels and therefore you body become warm you may also perspire. ...Read more

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Does masterbation effect the body negatively when growing through puberty?

Does masterbation effect the body negatively when growing through puberty?

Unlikely to matter: Masturbation is a topic often frowned on by various segments of society & seldom discussed openly. If done to the point that the individual does not have time & energy to get involved in normal peer activities it is a negative. Any obsession detracts from your healthy emotional growth. However, the occasional event does not make any difference in your physical growth.Ditch any guilt, it is normal. ...Read more

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Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

Which is more reliable, body mass index (bmi) or body fat percentage (bfp)?

For what?: Bmi doesn't take in to account your body type (ectomorph, etc). Body fat percentage will. What you are using the number for is what matters. ...Read more