Tag: Body Image
Ex-bodybuilder fights ‘myth’ of ideal shape
The most common new year’s resolutions? Lose weight. Exercise more. Eat better. But a new documentary says the idea of a ‘perfect body’ is wrong -- and we should stop wasting our time.
New laws to stop cosmetic surgery ‘cowboys’
Across the world, millions go ‘under the knife’ to improve their looks. The UK is introducing new rules in its cosmetic surgery industry — but why do people want to change their appearance?
Barbie’s makeover sparks body image row
Blue hair. Afros. Round hips. After 57 years of uniformity, Barbie has been given series of radical new makeovers. A victory for feminism? Or the desperate moves of a dying company?
Outrage over catwalk ‘show of skeletons’
Critics have begun calling for stricter regulations on the size of London Fashion Week models, who will be flying to the capital for the first launch events tomorrow.
France faces setback in body image battle
France’s recent efforts to tackle the problem of underweight models have been stalled for now. But is the fashion industry responsible for eating disorders and body image issues?
Shock prediction claims most Britons will be obese
Dire warnings suggest that more than half of Britons will be severely overweight by 2050: experts call for radical action, but does shocking the public distract from balanced health messages?
Olympic hero confesses anxiety over body image
When Rebecca Adlington’s worries about her looks drove her to public tears, it sparked a debate that has gone all the way to parliament. Is the media to blame for women’s insecurities?
‘Cowboy’ plastic surgeons in spotlight after scandal
‘Unqualified’ doctors have been carrying out plastic surgery for years, it has been revealed – the latest scandal to rock the industry after faulty breast implants caused outrage and alarm.