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Running head: SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS 1 Add Title Here, up to 12 Words, on One to Two Lines Author Name(s), First M. Last, Omit Titles and Degrees Institutional Affiliation(s) Author Note Include any grant/funding information and a complete correspondence address.
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SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS 2 Abstract The title slide of the topic of body image carries a wonderful message. This message was undoubtedly my reaction after watching the complete video. The message was as clear as the day. “Don’t let “Ideal” get in the way of real health”. With the hip and happening trend of staying in shape gaining popularity in the last two decades, the importance of body image along with all of its perks and cons are under a microscopic view. Despite so much awareness about a healthy body image, the meaning of the word healthy has somewhat been diluted in these last two decades. The introductory slide sheds light on this exact fact. We should not, at any cost let our “idealistic” bodies get in the way of our healthy ones. Instead of taking the easy way out, we should opt for the hard one. The acquirement of a well toned body image that satisfies all the categories of staying fit and staying in shape should be pursued carefully. Achieving a “healthy” body can be a difficult task with the challenges faced by all of us today. I agree with the speaker when she says that our lives involve challenges pertaining to the societal pressures, family pressures, challenges from work and countless other aspects. In the midst of all these challenges, achieving a healthy and clean body requires much effort and focus that is only achievable with an extra amount of will power and dedication. The point of “Superwoman Syndrome” raised in the presentation was very relatable. Women do try to be perfect associating inspiring activities of different people with themselves. They try to take a multitude of these inspiring features and include them in their lives, thus giving birth to the Superwoman Syndrome. This is not a very healthy activity because it creates an altogether different type of a woman. This woman would be frustrated and irritated if she is not able to witness the same level of results that she did on the other person. This would end in a degrading self esteem and we all
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SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS 3 know how harmful a deprecating self esteem can be. It is called a syndrome for a reason. An amalgam of multiple features might not always co-exist in the same person. I completely agree with the guest speaker Andrea when she says that the body image is hugely connected with how one perceives oneself. Our self confidence and self esteem are two of the most important and decisive factors that decide our capability of influence over our own body image. Needless to say, ones perception of oneself and how people look towards one is the driving force behind the change in body image. Body image undoubtedly plays a tremendous part in boosting or draining our self esteem. History has seen many changes in perceptions of the
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