Boys and Body Image
Not what you typically see in the news, but the problems are there and are just as debilitating mentally and physically for boys as they are for girls. Boys are hounded by images of muscular men photo shopped and airbrushed to show more ab muscles that physically possible without the use of steroids or other dangerous supplements. Not a good example for our young men and boys!
One of the best pieces of advice is encouraging parents, medical professionals and trusted adults to look for signs and symptoms of body image issues in boys as well as girls. Focusing on kids’ health and internal sense of self is a powerful tool to combat issues of negative body image.
Check out this link for more tips and information about boys and body image:
Body Image and Boys
Tags: eating disorders and athletes·male eating disorders