Being a people-pleaser is likely to have adverse effects on one’s body image and self-esteem. In last week’s blog, I introduced the role that sociotropic (people-pleasing) characteristics play in disordered eating behaviours. People with these traits are...
What image springs to mind when you consider the words eating disorder? A stay-at-home dad, a male CEO, a teenage boy hanging out with his friends, or a young man on the university rugby team? It is more likely you thought of a teenage girl or young woman who appears...
We know that exercise is beneficial for our bodies. It improves cardiovascular health, bone strength, mobility, muscle tone, and weight management, as well as potentially adding years to your life. Exercise is also recommended to ease symptoms of diabetes, digestive...
Body image refers to how we see our bodies and how attractive we think we are. Somewhere along my journey of self-acceptance, one single question stopped me in my tracks and made me take note of a critical component as to why I was struggling in my journey to...
It might surprise you to know that Facebook is seventeen years old, and Instagram has been around for nine years. These social media platforms, along with others, are now ubiquitous in our everyday lives. As of January 2021, 78% of the UK used social media on a...
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