Body Image.

The Media Isn't To Blame For The Ruthlessness Of Eating Disorders

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Eating disorders don't care if you're male or female, under 10 years old or over 50 years old. They'll destroy anyone who's ripe for the picking. When I speak at school or to parents about body image, the issue of media manipulation always comes up and for good reason. We are definitely influenced by what we see and hear in our magazines and TV screens, but does the media CAUSE eating disorders? I say no.

The Words That Made Me Embrace My Body Image

Sunday Omony | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Style
Sunday Omony

I remember the day my agent told me to lose 2 inches off my hips and that my thighs were getting too big. She suggested that I try yoga to tone down. I was devastated. She didn't see how hard I was trying to be thin. I was dieting and hardly eating just to keep my stick-thin frame. It was then that I decided to give up on modeling because I was ruining my body.

Help Teens Accept Themselves And Their Bodies In 2016

Kids Help Phone | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Parents
Kids Help Phone

By helping their children recognize their inner qualities and focusing on their accomplishments, parents help to teach kids that what is really important about them has nothing to do with their size, shape, or weight. This creates an environment that promotes self-acceptance and positive self-esteem.

A Dietitian's 10 Tips To Using Social Media For Health

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Focus on what your body can do, not how it looks. Why not post what you're doing for your health or what brings you joy rather than how you look? Talk about health rather than size.

Models Hit The Street In Lingerie To Address Body Diversity

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Style

"Nobody's perfect and that's what makes us special."

Get Ready To Hit The Slopes With These Exercises

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Whether you are a veteran on the slopes or a newbie braving the hills for the first time, the exercises below will strengthen your body so that you can ski and snowboard with (relatively) fewer aches and pains.

Is Social Media Destroying Your Body Image?

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

You're following some supermodels, celebrities, fitness models, personal trainers and other women with slammin' bodies on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Do you find the images motivate you to eat better and work out harder, or do they make you less happy with your body and want to go on a crash diet?

Let's Stop Body Shaming Skinny Girls

Heather Magee | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Living
Heather Magee

I have a beautiful network of girlfriends, each unique in her shape, size and sex appeal. Some of them are naturally thin. Some of them are incredibly fit. Some of them even struggle to put weight on. Does that mean they deserve a little public jeering because they don't struggle to maintain a certain dress size?

This VS Model Has Some Issues With Gigi Hadid's Mission To Take Down Body-Shamers

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Style

Real (model) talk.

This Too-Skinny Mannequin Is Causing Outrage On Twitter

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Style

"This is disgusting, damaging and irresponsible."

There's More to Health Than Physical Beauty

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

We have made body image more important than body function. You can be healthy, beautiful and happy at any size. You can be unhealthy and unhappy at any size as well. If our children hear us say all that matters is health, but see us with fitness magazines on our coffee tables and weight-loss products in our cupboards, what message do they really get?

Our Thigh Gap Obsession Worries Me for Young Women Everywhere

Angie Campanelli | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Living
Angie Campanelli

When I was a teenager and well into my twenties, women encountered similar pressures both on television and in print. The difference is that now we can't just blame corporate advertisers for showing unrealistic body proportions. This time, it's real people teaching other real girls how to strive for and achieve these (at times) unhealthy body sizes.

Should You Change Your Filter?

Lynn Morrison | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Impact
Lynn Morrison

I have a bedtime routine. Every night I slip into my room before my husband. I close the curtains and dim the lights. Then I stand in front of my full-length mirror and slowly pull my clothes off, piece by piece. It is a show with an audience of one: me.

Change Your Self-Perception, Change Your Self-Image

Collette Gee | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

How an individual perceives him/herself is either a real or distorted view of who they believe they really are, not always who they actually are, or how others see them for that matter. People either develop a positive or a negative self-image based upon their perception of a past experience or event. Therefore, an individual's strengths and weaknesses are a direct manifestation of how a person evaluates themselves.

Controversy Rewards People Like Nicole Arbour, So Stop Clicking

Ward Anderson | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

We set a dangerous precedent when we give tens of millions of views to videos so obviously phony as that one. We make it worse when we then invite the people who make them to go on TV and pretend they're somehow authentic. We wind up telling people that simply being a jerk is a viable talent to be paraded around.

A Dietitian's Response to Nicole Arbour's 'Dear Fat People'

Abby Langer | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Last week, a self-proclaimed 'comedian' from Canada posted a video rant to YouTube titled "Dear Fat People." I had the dubious pleasure of seeing it in its entirety, and it was really really hard to watch -- not only because of the sheer cruelty spewing from this woman's mouth, but also because I felt embarrassed for her thinking she was being 'helpful' to overweight people.

A Life Coach's Take On Nicole Arbour, Fat Shaming and Bullying

Ken Rabow | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Hello Nicole -- you are not alone. There are lots of people who look like you. When they see someone like me who is overweight, they make judgments. You can't begin to understand what it means to be someone who needs to protect themselves with a layer of fat to feel safe.

Woman Photoshopped In 18 Countries To Show 'Ideal Body' Standards Worldwide

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Style

The results show just how much the "perfect body" varies depending on geographic location.

Body Image Cuts Both Ways for Teenagers

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Becoming more conscious of and admitting to existing or developing problems is a necessary first step to adopting behavioral changes for nutritional health as well as successful weight management. It is important to find a good balance from early on.

How #ProjectWomanKind Tackles Narrow Definitions Of Beauty

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Style

The new web series sees five curvy Australian models talking about hang-ups they have regarding their looks, and how they deal with them.

You Already Have the Perfect Beach Body

Erin Treloar | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Living
Erin Treloar

When I stand in the changing room of the bathing suit store I feel a sense of panic wash over me. Why does my cellulite seem so much more obvious in here? Are those stretch marks getting bigger? How did 20 new moles suddenly appear all over my body?

I Overcame My Body Loathing and Bought a Bikini

Brandee Foster | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Parents
Brandee Foster

Imagine a world where we didn't live our lives according to what the haters said? If we were comfortable to be free and confident in our own skin? I am not my tummy, or my stretch marks or any of my other flaws, rather, they are a part of me.

The Belly Button Challenge Is Body-Shaming at its Worst

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

For those of you who've been thinking that it's been far too long since the internet has given us a way to judge and hate our bodies, you can relax because there's a brand new "am I skinny enough?" challenge fresh from China that's trending like crazy, called the "belly button challenge."

After Years of Constant Dieting, I've Had Enough

Jessie Lorraine | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Living
Jessie Lorraine

Whenever I dropped weight it was stunning how people suddenly started speaking with me again at family functions and started acknowledging my existence. Of course, whilst they pressured me to devour the high fat food they had prepared. Instead of boosting my confidence, it reminded me that people can be fickle jerks.

How This Blogger's Hashtag Can Change The Clothing Industry

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Style

#PlusSizePlease urges retailers to expand their sizes.