Love Your Body Day

By: Danielle Eldredge Email
By: Danielle Eldredge Email

Tallahassee, FL-3/21/12

Nearly 80 percent of people are dissatisfied with their body. That's according to FSU health officials. They want to lower that rate on campus.

A Kickboxing class in the middle of Landis Green. This is one of the activities at Florida State's "Love Your Body Day."

"We really are encouraging students to feel more confident in their own skin," said FSU Health Promotion Director Amy Magnuson.

Many students walked by the event's displays on their way to class. Some stopped to participate. One booth shows positive and negative advertisements. Students can weigh in as they pass.

"It helps them kind of get them to think about some of the negative messages they might be getting from the media or from popular magazines," said FSU Counselor Amanda McClure.

With these airbrushed images bombarding us everyday, health experts say we're all susceptible to a negative body image which can lead to eating disorders or depression.

There's a way to fight the negativity though...

"Focus on what your talents are, what your good at and not so much what the scale says you weigh," said Magnuson.

Another exercise at love your body day. Write down something that you love about your body.

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  • by realist on Mar 22, 2012 at 09:12 AM
    If I told you that you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me??
  • by Heather Fisher Location: FSU - Health Promotion Department on Mar 22, 2012 at 08:17 AM
    Danielle, Thanks for coming out to FSU and covering the LYBD event! You all at WCTV are helping us bring awareness to the Tallahassee community about the importance of respecting, feeding, and exercising the body in a healthy way. Additionally, you helped us shed light on the impact that negative media images (offensive and disrespectful depictions of men and women) can have on ones body image. Thank you for your service to our community. Sincerely, Heather Fisher
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