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Social media, ideal body shape and eating disorders. Be aware of messages online

By April 1, 2022October 5th, 2022No Comments

The ideal body shape of the western world today consist of a thin body with well defined muscles. The striving after a thin body with low weight and defined muscles increase the risk of body dissatisfaction which in turn increase the risk of developing an eating disorder. Research has shown associations between the use of image-based social media such as TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat and body dissatisfaction. Be aware of the information circling online. Get professional help if needed and keep in mind that with proper treatment you can fully recover from an eating disorder.