Women scrolling Instagram will come across thousands of posts with the hashtag #fitspiration. Attractive, fit women in form-fitting clothes show off their “fitness lifestyles” in order to inspire other women (or satisfy narcissistic tendencies.) But do these posts actually have the opposite effect? Are they doing damage to women’s body image?
Talk to most parents and they’ll tell you their teenagers are “pretty normal.” Sure, they might throw in a complaint about moodiness, messiness or even a little recklessness, but other than that, normal. But what if normal isn’t okay? What if the “new normal” for teens is to be at risk of obesity, depression, anxiety,… Continue reading Negative Body Image, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide. Is Your Teen “At-Risk?”