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Body Image Media Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Body Image Media.

Help Your Kids Love Their Bodies

Playing, friends, and homework are among the top things a kid thinks about during a day. But increasingly, one's body shape, size and appearance are competing thoughts. According to Kathy Kater, author of the book Real Kids Come in All Sizes (200...  Read more

Boost Your Body Image

On a recent trip to California, I went on a hike in Runyon Canyon, a park near my daughter’s apartment.  During my climb, I overheard two women chatting behind me.  One was expressing concern regarding comments her teenage daughter ha...  Read more

Boost Your Bathing Suit Confidence

While training one of my clients, we had a conversation that left me thinking for days. Elaine has been exercising with me for over 10 years, is in her seventies, and truly one of my role models. Her high energy, devotion to staying fit and healthy,...  Read more

A Little Imagination Can Boost Your Motivation

“I really want to lose weight. I hate the way I look and feel, and I know things will be much better when I get the weight off. But I just can’t stay motivated to do it. I think there must be something wrong with me.” If this s...  Read more

10 Worst Foods of the Year

  Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year. Here there are in his words (in no particul...  Read more

I'm on week 3 of cardio training and body weight t
Updated 11/26/2015 5:28:46 PM

I'm on week 3 of cardio training and body weight training. I feel discouraged as I've not been able to see any results yet but I can feel my body changing. I just joined this group today cause I would like to hear other people success stories....  Read more

Core Body Temp during first trimester
Updated 11/23/2015 7:06:27 PM

I am a highly active 34yo female. Each week my training includes 3hrs of martial arts, 2hrs of yoga, 1hr of Zumba, 2-3 session of core conditioning, and some time on my elliptical. My husband and I have begun fertility treatments and each month I...  Read more

Just finished 21 day fix total body cardio fix. 3
Updated 11/23/2015 11:00:02 AM

Just finished 21 day fix total body cardio fix. 30 minutes of total sweat. Felt good but I have a way to go. Did not start the eating portion yet....  Read more

Does anyone use the Jillian Michaels body revoluti
Updated 11/22/2015 11:58:37 PM

Does anyone use the Jillian Michaels body revolution? How do they like it? Results?...  Read more

I could feel my body getting old. Hitting my late thirties carrying too much weight, doing no exerci

I could feel my body getting old. Hitting my late thirties carrying too much weight, doing no exercise and eating everything I wanted, my body was getting stiff and chubby rather than nice 'n curvy. Want to regain energy, flexibility and feel sexy!...  Read more

Media Motivation

Instead of letting media images of fit and fabulous women demotivate me, I decided to turn that on its head and use those images as a light to run towards. There is a particular actress who, whenever I see her, I think looks amazing. Her body is fit,...  Read more

Eating Right

When I put any food in my mouth I imagine how it affects my body. If I get a negative image in my mind I won't eat it. For example, I get the best images from eating kale and spinach, as I imagine them clearing "gunk" out of my body as they pass thro...  Read more

Spark Nebraska The Official Team

Nebraska residents (statewide) looking to motivate and get motivated to get fit, stay fit, and/or lose their extra weight. (Click on team image)...  Read more

Why 'Fitspiration' Isn't So Inspirational

Warning: The images and words in this post could be triggering to anyone who has had an eating disorder. "Strong is the new skinny." "When I exercise, I wear all black because it's like a funeral for my fat.""Skinny...  Read more

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sundae from Weight Watchers Smart Ones

Editor's note: This is a sponsored post from Weight Watchers® Smart Ones®. It was written by the SparkPeople staff. No matter where you are on your weight-management journey, Smart Ones® helps you stay on track by offering a variety o...  Read more

Young Girls Poor Body Image- Media or Parents?

While on Pinterest the other day I came across a picture of a mother and daughter both sitting at a lake with their backs to the camera. The woman was of average weight....not too small not too big...same with the girl. The caption on the picture...  Read more