Friday, October 23

body image

Body Acceptance, body image, body positivity, Eating Disorder

Body image issues are often ignored in men — leading to devastating consequences

Since body image issues are typically perceived as solely affecting women, their impact on men can be largely overlooked, even by men who may be struggling to cope with them every day.And this oversight can have deadly consequences.According to the National Eating Disorders Association, men represent 25 percent of individuals in the United States with anorexia nervosa. Men are also at a higher risk of dying from the condition than women, in part because they are often diagnosed later on in the disease’s progression since many people assume men don’t struggle with eating disorders.Mirasol Eating Disorders Recovery Centers reports that roughly 25 million men and 43 million women are dieting to lose weight at any given point in time. The center adds that 35 pe...