Media images are both a reflection of and a frame of reference for our views of ourselves. For women especially, images of “perfect” bodies are impossible to attain and hence create stress and anxiety about body image. Young girls are also impressionable. This infographic shows the contrast between a Barbie doll and the average American woman. The take home message is that you can aspire to look and feel better but do not compare yourself to unrealistic models.
Medical Doctor, author, speaker, media presenter and health industry consultant, Dr Joe Kosterich wants you to be healthy and get the most out of life.
Joe writes for numerous medical and mainstream publications, is clinical editor at Medical Forum Magazine, and is also a regular on radio and television. He is often called to give opinions in medico legal cases and is an advisor to Reed Medical Conferences.
Joe is Medical Advisor to Medicinal Cannabis Company Little Green Pharma, Chairman of Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association and sits on the board of Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA.