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The rise in eating disorders is having a huge effect on young lives and has become a major national health concern. More than 600 Illawarra children, some as young as 10 years old, are living with an eating disorder, new figures reveal.
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Belly dancing has been a source of entertainment for years and has recently become a popular form of exercise. Researchers found that the dance is not just fun and sexually enticing, but it promotes a good body image.
Melanie Gaydos is a fashion model - but she also has a rare condition called ectodermal dysplasia, which makes her bald. In a recent interview for the "What's Underneath Project," a series of web videos that feature a diverse range of unconventional women and men talking about body image and style, Gaydos talked about her own experiences being judged for looking different.
The rent-a-gob went head to head with body image teacher Natasha Devon on BBC Radio Ulster this morning, and in true Hopkins tradition , she was steamrolled by her opposition. The two ladies, who have very different views on obesity and the overweight, were discussing new studies that found that calling someone fat or giving them "tough love" will in no way make it easier for them lose weight.
African American women and their female children have the highest obesity prevalence of any demographic group in the United States, and they are also most likely to underestimate their body weight, according to a paper from Rush University Medical Center. The authors say cultural norms for body size may prevent awareness among many African American women about the potential risks of obesity and the benefits of weight loss.
Popular for the fitness benefits of its torso-driven moves -- and for pure enjoyment -- the practice of belly dancing could also lead to improved body image for women, according to new research. "Belly dancing is an activity associated with positive body image, because participants tend to focus less on their external appearance, and more on the experience and what they are able to do with their bodies," says lead author Dr. Marika Tiggemann, of the psychology department at Flinders University in Australia.
Besides being a cultural mainstay in the Middle East, belly dancing might also help to improve body image, say researchers from Flinders University in Australia. Recruiting young women from dancing schools, Dr. Marika Tiggemann interviewed 213 individuals for a study - 112 of whom were experienced belly dancers.
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Kate Hudson credits a low-carb diet and Pilates and yoga workouts for her stunning bikini body, and slammed rumors that she's suffering from an eating disorder.
GEORGE Bozinis, born with a mystery condition that prevented his body from producing enough energy to even breathe, hits the ground running with the help of a Hart Walker.
In 1995 an advertising executive named Ilene Beckerman narrated her life story through the clothes she wore at different ages.
The Almost Famous actress, who previously sued publications for claiming she "had an eating disorder", told Red magazine she has a healthy body image.
Updated: Sat Sep 13, 2014 08:52 pm
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