In today's society, body image is a term that many people are familiar with. In fact people may be so familiar that they may go to such lengths to attain the body image they have in mind as perfect. Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or picture yourself in your mind. With so many celebrities and the amount of television watched, and magazines read, people get hypnotized by the body images they see making them believe that they need to be like these celebrities. Little do they know that this may turn out in harm rather than help for their body. It can result in eating disorders.
When most people hear of someone with an eating disorder they almost automatically assume the person has a problem with food. Eating disorders are not a sign that a person has a problem with food; rather eating disorders are actually only the symptoms of basic problems in that person's life.
With proper treatment, people can fully recover.
Eating disorders are perhaps one of the most mystifying and devastating of illnesses. It is a very big problem worldwide. They can be diagnosed in people of all ages, from infants to grandparents. Some common eating disorders are known as Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and Obesity. These conditions are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships.
One major eating disorder is obesity. By far, it is affecting the most people in the worst ways. Obesity is the state of having abnormal amounts of fat in the body. The term is usually not used unless you are 20% to 30% overweight for your age, sex and height. (Crofton, 2003). Unfortunately, obesity conquers our youth more often than the older population. The percentage...