eating disorders

Thighs gap are the new sexy anorexic trend

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February is eating disorder awareness month and, as celebration, the Toronto Sun journalist Joanne Richard discusses this new internet trend that is taking amongst teenage girls wanting to have an unrealistic “thigh gap.” This trend existed since the beginning of popular blogs on the internet, especially on picture sharing Media such as Tumblr, where teenage girls would post pictures of those thighs, mainly from

New Scope of Eating Disorder, males issue now

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According to Sharon Kirkey's article "The new face of eating disorders: Men starving themselves to look like the pictures in magazines" from Montreal Gazette, she discussed the new scope of eating disorder. Usually, when people heard about the illness eating disorders, they will think it is a female illness, but surprisingly, more and more males are having this kind of disease because of the influence of media.

Both Men And Women

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Eating disorders, which have long been thought to only affect women, also touch many men in today's population according to Sharon Kirkey of Postmedia News.  In fact, studies have shown that one in three people touched by anorexia and one in four people touched by bulimia are male.  However, only one in 15 to 20 people are men in treatment centers which makes it clear that men are not getting treated enough for these diseases.  Men with bulimia or anorexia can find

A Chance to Live

If you haven’t seen these movies, you may have at least heard of Centerstage, Black Swan, and the ABC family series Bunheads.  While some of the situations are extreme, they give an inside look at the constant competition between dancers to be the best, and what they struggle with to get there. 

Final Statement

Are you in or out?

Small waist, defined biceps, six-pack abs, size zero, toned thighs, and the list can continue onward.  Nothing compares to the gratifying feeling of looking “ripped” or feeling skinny. But when this gratifying feeling turns into an obsession, actions can get out of control. 

A New Way of Life

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Teenagers in general who suffer from eating disorders are constantly surrounded by triggers that push them to compromise their eating activities.  Being a serious a health condition, the way to a full recovery is to fully indulge one’s self into a program made to help those with eating disorders.  A well renowned recovery program that focuses not only on the condition but also the “underlying issues and co-occurring disorders and addictions” is Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. 

http://www.rosewoodranch.com/

Pathway to Perfection

Edley, Hieland, and Murray discuss social elements and media that affect why dancers are obsessed with being so thin. This article talks about how dancers want to be perfect and their goals that in their eyes are the “only way”.  It is also mentioned how perfectionism is a main goal, and how dancers begin to associate perfection with skinny.

Trading a Platter of Food for a Platter Tutu

If you haven’t seen these movies, you may have at least heard of Centerstage, Black Swan, and the ABC family series Bunheads.  While some of the situations are extreme, they give an inside look at the constant competition between dancers to be the best, and what they struggle with to get there.