Body Image.

The Life Of A Fashion Blogger Isn't As Glamorous As It Looks

Inessa Radostin | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Style
Inessa Radostin

Before I ventured into the now growing market of fashion blogging I was not only unaware of the adventures of strangers but possibly happier for it. I did not think that life could be a series of selfie-taking, beach vacationing, perfect lunch eating scenarios. More so, it never occurred to me that this is what some people called work.

Daisy Ridley's '#NoMakeup' Selfie Has A Very Powerful Message

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Style

She did not wake up like this.

Model Gets Real About Dark Side Of Fashion Industry

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Style

Charli Howard was dumped by her agency after being told she was "too big" at a size 2.

The Greatest Challenge For LGBT Muslims Lies Within

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

The greatest challenge to LGBT Muslims does not often stem from the corrupt state or the regressive clergy but rather from their own families and more so from their own selves. After all, statements by power-hungry clerics of a particular sect do not necessarily prevent other Muslims from being true to their beliefs and practices.

Disturbing Trend Sees Girls Measuring Waists With Sheets Of Paper

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Style

WHY?

Alessia Cara Says There Needs To Be Less Photoshop, More Of This

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Style

"I think it's important to show people I'm a regular person and regular people are beautiful too."

Watch The Powerful Body Image Video That's Gone Viral On Facebook

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Style

It's gotten over 41 million views in just 24 hours.

Overcoming My Eating Disorder Was The Beginning Of A New Life

TamilCulture | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

The one thing I realize now is being beautiful isn't about being skinny or size zero. It's loving every inch and curve of your body and embracing everything about you. If you don't love yourself, the number means nothing. Telling the world my story was the final stage.

Here's What The Ideal Man Looks Like In 19 Different Countries

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Style

Proving perceptions of beauty around the world do, indeed, vary.

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 09.18.2016 | 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 09.18.2016 | 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 09.10.2016 | 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.