Body image

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Introduction

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Body image is defined as "...the picture an individual has of his or her own body, what it looks like to them in mirrors, and what he or she thinks of it....and how it looks to others" (Health Canada). This entry provides links to reading materials about promoting healthy views of one's body, and dealing with psychological disturbances that block healthy viewpoints on body image.

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  • About Face Covering media messages affecting the self-esteem and body images of women and girls. Links, resources, etc.
  • Gurze Books Information, blogs, bookstore, newsletters, publisher etc. about body image and eating disorders.

References

  • Health Canada. Positive self image and body image: A crucial link. CAHPERD Journal. 1994;60(3):29-33.
  • Health Canada. Body-image, health and well-being - the social dynamics. CAHPERD Journal. 1996;62(1):26-27.

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