‘Body image’ is a term which describes how we think and feel about our bodies and how they look. While having body image concerns is a relatively common experience and is not a mental health problem in and of itself; it can be a risk factor for mental health problems.
Higher body dissatisfaction is often associated with a poorer quality of life, psychological distress and the risk of unhealthy eating behaviours and eating disorders. Whereas, body satisfaction and appreciation has been linked to better overall wellbeing and fewer unhealthy dieting behaviours.
Though feeling unsatisfied with our bodies and appearance is often more common among young women, body image concerns are relevant from childhood through to later life and affect women, men and non-binary/gender non-conforming individuals.
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