Youth Body Image Study

Youth Body Image Study

Body image concerns among Australian youth have increased despite government and industry efforts to reverse the worrying trend, a new survey shows. Nearly a third of young people say body image is their top personal issue, ahead of bullying, alcohol, drugs and even crime, according to the largest annual survey of Australian youth, aged 11…

Happiness Project Update

 s. said… OFF TOPIC: How’s your Happiness Project coming along, girl? I’m finally starting my own and would love to know what stage you’re at, yourself, at the moment. To answer S – thanks for asking: Given my busy training schedule of late (I just spent a fun week with Pauline from Malaysia who came all…

The Secret to Staying Young

Taking regular exercise helps you to stay physically healthier and mentally sharper into old age, four studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed on Monday. One of the studies found that women who exercised more during middle age – defined as an average age of 60 by researchers at the Harvard School of…

Positive Role Models for Women

On the current issue of Australian Marie Claire magazine, Jennifer Hawkins (ex-Miss Universe, genetically blessed) appears naked without any photoshopping, in an attempt to be a positive role model for women (hmmm, still very attractive and will sell heaps of magazines). Radio host Bianca Dye has appeared naked, without photoshopping her pot belly out of…

Body Image Report

  The Australian government recently received a body image report that advises on all manner of aspects to help build a better body image. The report encourages advertisers, the media and the fashion industry to promote more positive body image messages. The report includes a Voluntary Industry Code of Conduct on Body Image (see below) which…