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Payal Soni, a body positivity champion and plus size model was part of the Olay campaign

Say hello to the plus-sized model

Hindustan Times | By Bharat Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:33 AM IST
As big designers break the model stereotype, is body positivity finally replacing body shaming?
Celebrating diversity and uniqueness.(Unsplash)
Celebrating diversity and uniqueness.(Unsplash)

Body Positivity: The movement on a mission to change the way we see ourselves

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantime.com | Edited by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 04:27 PM IST
The Body Positivity Movement is rooted in people’s want and need to be able to accept themselves and those around them as they are rather than what popular media would like us to be.
Two-thirds of parents of tweens worry about advertisements with inappropriate content targeting kids and three-fourths agree that having children track what they eat may lead them to become too concerned about their weight or body image.(Unsplash)
Two-thirds of parents of tweens worry about advertisements with inappropriate content targeting kids and three-fourths agree that having children track what they eat may lead them to become too concerned about their weight or body image.(Unsplash)

Study explains parents’ concern about privacy, body image impact on tweens using health app

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International| Posted by Kabir Bhandari
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 06:06 PM IST
Most parents of children between the age group of 8-12, have concerns about the impact of such apps on their tweens, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine.
Not all men idolise Western ideals of muscularity, body image.(Unsplash)
Not all men idolise Western ideals of muscularity, body image.(Unsplash)

Not all men idolise Western ideals of muscularity, body image

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 02:10 PM IST
The drive for muscularity and its negative behaviours, such as steroid use and unhealthy dieting, are very Western-centric.
The inflatable trousers created by menswear designer Harikrishnan aims to question the relevance of the proportions we are accustomed to seeing.(harri_ks/Instagram)
The inflatable trousers created by menswear designer Harikrishnan aims to question the relevance of the proportions we are accustomed to seeing.(harri_ks/Instagram)

Inflatable fashion: Would you wear these pants, and why they could be here to stay

Hindustan Times | By Darielle Britto
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 11:05 AM IST
The silhouette-shattering ideas behind this trend offer a wholly fresh perspective on fashion.
The study was recently published in the journal Body Image.(Unsplash)
The study was recently published in the journal Body Image.(Unsplash)

Social media fitness trend makes women feel worse. Here’s why

Sydney | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 01:34 PM IST
Results demonstrated that exposure to #fitspiration images led to significantly higher negative mood and body dissatisfaction when compared to the same women being exposed to travel inspiration images.
The findings were based on a study of 278 teenage girls, ages 14 to 17.(Unsplash)
The findings were based on a study of 278 teenage girls, ages 14 to 17.(Unsplash)

Why parents should worry about girls’ perfect selfies

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 11:19 AM IST
The study found that selfie editing and time invested in creating and selecting the perfect one, were both related to self-objectification, which led to body shame, appearance anxiety and more negative appearance evaluations in teen girls.
Using humour and irony means that boys can still aspire to have gym bodies and be motivated by sport, exercise and healthy diets, but without the risk of being put down or ridiculed by their peers.(Unsplash)
Using humour and irony means that boys can still aspire to have gym bodies and be motivated by sport, exercise and healthy diets, but without the risk of being put down or ridiculed by their peers.(Unsplash)

Irony, humour keep teen boys healthy on social media

London | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 12:01 PM IST
Using humour and irony means that boys can still aspire to have gym bodies and be motivated by sport, exercise and healthy diets, but without the risk of being put down or ridiculed by their peers.
The study also found that apart from weight stigma, body dissatisfaction stemmed from sexual objectification and appearance comparison.(Unsplash)
The study also found that apart from weight stigma, body dissatisfaction stemmed from sexual objectification and appearance comparison.(Unsplash)

Dating apps promoting weight stigma among gay men

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, Toronto
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 06:57 PM IST
Since Grindr facilitates anonymity more than other apps, and because its pre-set body descriptions don’t acknowledge being overweight, most participants in the study perceived being overweight as a stigma.
The researchers found the scent of lemon resulted in participants’ feeling lighter, while the vanilla scent made them feel heavier.(Unsplash)
The researchers found the scent of lemon resulted in participants’ feeling lighter, while the vanilla scent made them feel heavier.(Unsplash)

Lemon scent helps you feel thinner, lighter

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, London
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 02:16 PM IST
The research project builds upon recent research in cognitive neuroscience and human-computer interaction (HCI), which revealed technology can change people’s body image perception (BIP) by stimulating a range of senses.
Sameera Reddy’s childhood pic got a few interesting comments.
Sameera Reddy’s childhood pic got a few interesting comments.

Sameera Reddy can’t stop laughing at fan’s comment on her childhood pic: ‘Aap toh bade healthy the’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 03:03 PM IST
Sameera Reddy shared a childhood picture on Instagram and received a lot of compliments for it. The actor recently gave birth to her daughter.
Eating breakfast with parents linked with teens’ positive body image.(Unsplash)
Eating breakfast with parents linked with teens’ positive body image.(Unsplash)

Eating breakfast with parents linked with positive body image for teenagers: Study

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 10:26 AM IST
According to a recent study, consistently eating breakfast as a family can also promote positive body image for children and adolescents.
Mindfulness could help promote positive body image(Unsplash)
Mindfulness could help promote positive body image(Unsplash)

Mindfulness could help promote positive body image: Study

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c. [usa]
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 12:40 PM IST
Making people more aware of their own internal body signals, such as heartbeat or breathing rate, could promote positive body image.
An estimated 0.7% to 2% of the population suffer from body dysmorphic disorder. The disorder is seen in 7% to 15% people seeking cosmetic surgery and 12% seeking dermatological treatments, according to a study.(Image for representation)
An estimated 0.7% to 2% of the population suffer from body dysmorphic disorder. The disorder is seen in 7% to 15% people seeking cosmetic surgery and 12% seeking dermatological treatments, according to a study.(Image for representation)

Body image issues lead to asocial behaviour, say experts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2018 03:19 AM IST
Body dysmorphic disorder is a very serious condition that makes a person obsess about a particular flaw in their appearance.
The study results show that girls tended to be more dissatisfied with their bodies than boys, but boys with higher hormone levels also felt unhappy with their physical shape.(Shutterstock)
The study results show that girls tended to be more dissatisfied with their bodies than boys, but boys with higher hormone levels also felt unhappy with their physical shape.(Shutterstock)

Body image issues are affecting young kids as well, here’s why

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2018 11:23 AM IST
Body image issues are not just affecting adults and teenagers, even children as young as 8 or 9 are facing it, says a new study. It also found a link between hormone levels and body satisfaction in pre-pubescent children.
The studies show that teen girls who manipulated their photos were more concerned with their body appearance, and those with dysmorphic body image seek out social media as a means of validation.(Shutterstock)
The studies show that teen girls who manipulated their photos were more concerned with their body appearance, and those with dysmorphic body image seek out social media as a means of validation.(Shutterstock)

Selfie filters are affecting body image, triggering dysmorphic disorder

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 10:41 AM IST
Social media is changing people’s perceptions of beauty worldwide. Apps like Snapchat and Instagram are taking a toll on self-esteem and triggering body dysmorphic disorder, says a new study.
These girls will give you some serious fit goals on Instagram
These girls will give you some serious fit goals on Instagram

5 fit females to follow for your Insta #fitspiration

Hindustan Times | By Riya Dhankar
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 10:15 PM IST
*Experts pick the best handles for you to follow for motivation and advice
A negative body image can often lead to a number of worrisome outcomes, including eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.(Shutterstock)
A negative body image can often lead to a number of worrisome outcomes, including eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.(Shutterstock)

Writing can help women boost their body image

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 04:00 PM IST
A new study says that writing exercises could be a positive step in helping women improve their body image.
Two years ago, Parineeti shocked her fans with her dramatic weight loss.(Instagram.com/parineetichopra)
Two years ago, Parineeti shocked her fans with her dramatic weight loss.(Instagram.com/parineetichopra)

I have no pressure to look a certain way, says Parineeti Chopra on fitness

Hindustan Times | By Meenakshi Iyer
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 01:47 PM IST
Parineeti Chopra proved her critics wrong when she opted to lose weight the healthy way. The actor likes to stay fit by doing different workouts such as pilates, dancing and Kalaripayattu (a form of martial arts from Kerala).
With a little bit of smart eating and tracking your diet patterns, you can notice a big difference in your weight.(Shutterstock)
With a little bit of smart eating and tracking your diet patterns, you can notice a big difference in your weight.(Shutterstock)

9 weight loss tips fitness experts vouch will help you drop extra kilos

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Manali Shah
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 07:11 PM IST
If you’re trying to lose weight, set realistic goals for being fit, choose your diet plan carefully, and make changes in your lifestyle. Here are 9 easy to follow fitness hacks to burn the stubborn belly fat pulling you down.
Sonakshi Sinha reveals to us her fitness secrets and the diet that she follows.(Colston Julian/Sonakshi Sinha Instagram)
Sonakshi Sinha reveals to us her fitness secrets and the diet that she follows.(Colston Julian/Sonakshi Sinha Instagram)

Sonakshi Sinha reveals the diet, workout routine behind her fit bod

Hindustan Times | By Kabir Singh Bhandari
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 05:41 PM IST
Sonakshi Sinha has a new fitness routine and her simple diet helps to keep her in shape too.
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