Teenage Body Image

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Ever felt like your body wasn 't thin or lean enough? Teens everywhere feel the same way you do, you 're not alone. The social media glamorizes images of unrealistic bodies causing you to feel that way, even though there isn 't anything wrong with your body. Hence why it 's unhealthy to glamorize and to strive for unhealthy body images no matter how much you want it. The media 's glamorization of unhealthy bodies and lifestyles is causing unhealthy body images in teens.
Because of the unhealthy images of the media it 's extremely important that in adolescent years that teenagers need to form healthy habits, as well as understanding what 's happening to their bodies. Most teenage girls age 15 to 19 are more likely to formating disorders
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It also shows that adolescent attitudes about weight and body image can have long-lasting effects (Olson, Jeremy). Body image is a extremely important thing and a bad body image and and will stay with a teen for the rest of their…show more content…
Adolescent boys with bad body image do experience depression & underweight status. Anabolic steroids (anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), are drugs that are structurally related to the cyclic steroid rings system and have similar effects to testosterone in the body. They increase protein within cells, especially in skeletal muscles. “Aaron J. Blashill, Ph.D., and Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, conducted a prospective study to assess the correlation between forms of body image distortion and depressive symptoms among adolescent boys, into adulthood. Data were obtained for 2,139 U.S. adolescent boys (mean age, 16 years) who were followed prospectively from 1996 to 2009. The researchers found that significantly higher levels of depressive symptoms were reported by boys who were average weight and perceived themselves as either very underweight or overweight, compared with average-weight boys who accurately perceived their weight. This effect was constant over the study period” (Body Image Distortion) Adolescent boys are using anabolic steroids (not all but some) to mimic testosterone which has basically the same effect on the body. Anabolic steroids help increase protein in the body especially the skeletal muscles. Researchers found that significantly higher levels of depressive symptoms were reported by adolescent boys (mean age, 16 years) who were of average weight and perceived themselves as either

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