Healthy Body Image

Women Pose Nude For Female Empowerment

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Style

One group of women is showing us just how empowering our nakedness can be! The University of Wyoming's “Real Women, Real Bodies” organization i...

I Gained Some Weight... And the World Kept Going

Kate Palbom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kate Palbom

If worrying were a workout, we'd all be runway models. But the effects of constant low-grade stress and the body image tug-of-war eventually take their toll. A recent study from the U.K. found that women will spend an average of one year of their lives worrying about their weight. That's 21 minutes a day, two hours a week, and over 120 hours a year.

Why I'm Against Israel's "Too Skinny" Ban on Models

Cynthia Cheng Mintz | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Living
Cynthia Cheng Mintz

Israel's has recently banned "too-skinny" models requiring they must have a BMI of at least 18.5 in order to work. There are very strict rules about using models who fall below the magic number. However, this ruling is unfair. BMI is, after all, not always an indicator of health -- there have been many publications that have proven that. For example, people with very light bones and athletes are more likely to fall out of said number, and still be relatively healthy. In addition, one can meet these minimum requirements, yet still look extremely thin -- muscle, after all, weighs more than fat.