This is where we share stuff we can’t share on Facebook page for fear of being kicked out! Read why here. Usually the posts are about body image, sometimes there’s nudity but we’re all adults here. Right? Why does a fitness blog even care about body image? You can read about that here.
For Lynn Bianchi -and for everyone else, eating and sex are the most basic functions of a human body. Upon these two things, depends the future of mankind’s existence and according to the photographer, nothing sets the mood better than women cavort nude in celebratory displays of eating and dressing.
Discussing issues of body image and weight, as well as beauty and sexuality, Bianchi opens the dialogue on the concept of ideals, and how they have changed through the decades.
The fruitless quest for a “perfect” body isn’t unique to women, though based on the body image conversations we tend to hear, it’s easy to think so.
Rather than obsess over attaining thinness, however, men are more likely than women to consider themselves underweight, and focus on getting more muscle tone, studies suggest. But there is a range of expectations for what a “masculine” body should look like — and negative associations with the ones that fall short. One study found that men linked being fat with “weakness of will,” while being lean and muscular was associated with “feelings of confidence and power in social situations.”
If you have recently walked around the Djavad Mowafaghian Atrium at SFU’s Burnaby campus, you might have chanced upon beautiful chalk drawings created by students taking Health Sciences 345: Tweens to Twenties – Texts, Two-fours and Tattoos. The drawings send positive messages on body image and are part of a class initiative that addresses eating disorders.
The course, taught by health sciences lecturer Rochelle Tucker, explores health issues faced by adolescents and young adults. These include bullying, non-medical prescription drug use, and sexual and mental health. Students learn how to assess adolescents’ and young adults’ health status, and also examine how gender, ethnicity, socio-economic position and sexual identity can influence adolescent health.