Is muscle definition now being added to an already impossibly thin ideal?
The rise of ‘fitspiration’ seems to promote a body that is both impossibly thin and muscular. A new study explores whether this has become a new benchmark for women.
Many not only feel dissatisfied with their bodies, they actually believe they are heavier than they really are.
Staring at one thing for a long time can cause you to see the next thing in the opposite fashion. This neural adaptation could be the underlying physiological basis of body-size misperception.
Despite being bombarded with messages promoting being thin, not all women respond in the same way.
Eating disorders that stem from a desire to be thin can be blamed in part on genetics, according to a new US study. The study, published this week in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, found…