Negative Effects Of Women Magazine

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“Trim healthy mama exclusive!” “soup off 12 LBs this week!” “fat blasting, metabolism boosting secret recipe revealed” Do these diets, health tips and quick fixes actually work for woman. What are these magazines selling to the women of america? Women 's magazines sell the women of an america dreams. I studied a few women 's magazines Woman’s World, SHAPE, and First for Women. One of the magazines I read was First for Women one thing i noticed when i first picked up the magazine is the massive quick fix weight loss ads on the cover. Its draws a lot of attention from the readers since a lot of women are very self conscious about their health to pick it up and read the magazine. The effects of female magazine models on the self-esteem and body …show more content…
When it comes to health women 's magazines push anything that has to do with anti-aging or ways to look younger. According to First for Women there was an article called beauty now where it talked about looking younger without surgery. The article reads “do the exercises below once daily to look up to 10 years younger in the next 30 days.” These were face stretching exercises that if you did them once everyday for 30 days you would look ten years younger. Looking more into my study there was another article in the same magazine with the headline “easy key to a younger brain” saying women with the most leg power had less age related cognitive decline and having up to 3.3 years less brain age. The article goes on to say it all starts in your brain if your brain is younger than your body will also be younger, they even bring in a doctor to say this type of thing is clinically proven. Very persuasive i’d say and to the average woman who is reading the article they will take it into real consideration. When i thought about the article saying certain face stretches would help women look younger I had to stop and think, Yeah stretches to keep your face loose,limber and flexible can most definitely stop women from looking older. After all aging is never a good thing for a woman and isn’t natural. The importance on anti-aging for women in the magazines has a lot to do …show more content…
Women with a real obsession with thinness that stems from the persuasive wording of the magazine. According to SHAPE “For a physical boost Inhale deeply and imagine taking in energy then exhale and visualize yourself releasing fatigue, stress or anything that weighs you down. After reading through that perticular article i was amazed how the article said your imagination could help you lose weight. We all have a wild imagination but imagining pounds falling off your body would keep and make you thin. Also in this same magazine i read an article about a dietary supplement called livatone plus. Its job was to reduce to fat from your abdomen specifically your liver but as i read closer a side effects or aftermath of the supplement was that it was known to cause cancer. To sum it up yes after taking this supplement you 'll likely have a higher chance of getting cancer but at least you 'll be thin. Asking questions to the readers like “want to look great again?” If you keep reading one article in the health section of this magazine goes on to say if you are not slim and trim you will greatly reduce your quality of life. The importance of staying thin for women make a lot of women more self conscious about their body and they want to look like the models in the magazines they 're picking up. Women 's magazines have created a near impossible body image for most average women to get to and maintain.

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