What does ‘body image’ mean?
Body image is the way we view ourselves of how we look. Most of us experience dissatisfaction with our body at different points in our life. Very few people are 100% confident about how they look at all times. However, if the way we feel about our body starts to impact what we do and choices we make in a negative way, we need to address this.
Difficulty with body image affects both boys and girls. In today’s society, there is a lot of focus on physical appearance and the ‘perfect body’. Social media is guilty of focusing on this. It’s easy to find ourselves scrolling through Instagram comparing our bodies to those we see online. This distorts our sense of body image and creates unrealistic expectations for ourselves.