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8/8 Where Does Body Image Come From?

Published on November 22, 2013 By admin

The first step to a healthy body is to understand our attitudes to our Body. These ways of seeing our Body are often learned from early role models such as parents, peers, and for the current generation, in particular, media influence. We can see this pressure to be beautiful by the unprecedented numbers of people seeking cosmetic surgery to correct that which they dislike about their bodies.

Since our role models are usually imperfect our attitudes to our bodies can be based on false ideas, half-truths and sometimes even outright lies. As a result many of us grow up with distorted body images that can cause problems throughout life, and it’s not only women who suffer in this way.  Self-talk book?