Every person has a view of their body image. However, some people’s views of their body image are more skewed than others. College students are no exception to this, in fact, college students may be at a higher risk than any other group of people to have a skewed body image. The student project completed on the subject showed that as the definition of body image upholds everyone looks at their bodies differently. Having a skewed body image can lead to: working out in excess, never being relaxed about his/her body, putting him/herself down a lot, checking weight more than once per day, constantly looking in the mirror, and a change in eating patterns which could also lead to eating disorders. There is almost no way to escape a person wanting to change his/her body image. However, one must be realistic about their body and set realistic goals for what they want to change.
Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Wellmann, Jorge J. and Ferrell, Charli Beth, "Body Image [brochure and video]" (2010). Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577). Paper 12.