The Importance Of Eating Disorders

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We live in a world where physical appearance is more important than health. Men and women look at magazines and TV commercials on a daily basis and they sadly compare themselves with models making them feel insecure and unconfident throughout their life. Looking at models or celebrities and feeling judged by society, they want to do whatever it takes to look like them causing damage to their bodies and health. Some people are blessed enough to have money and undergo plastic surgery to fix their insecurities, others are not that lucky. Because they think that the only solution they have available is to do extreme dieting or even more drastic measures such as throwing up the food, they are suffering from an illness called eating disorder.
Eating disorder is a disease that is very common in the United States and its growing in population every day. It is a very serious problem to the person’s health not only physically but also psychologically. Put yourself in their shoes for a second.
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Is important, parents, teachers, and even schools can contribute in these efforts. Parents might begin to exercise with their children, improving their own as well as their children‘s health. They can also do fun activities as a family, that way they can feel stronger and united as a family. Going to therapy as a family is also a great idea. Teachers can serve as role models and mentors for the development of healthy attitudes and behaviors in relation to nutrition and activity. The development of a female identity t does not revolve narrowly and restrictively around looks, weight, and shape (Golden, 2014). We can do so many things to help people with eating disorders illness but the best treatment is provided by a team consisting of a physician, nutritionist, psychotherapist, and/or psychiatrist (Martin,

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