Extreme Body Image In Media Impacts Males Too(I Am Quoted)

BrianCubanHollywood and TV’s leading male action stars — such as Hugh Jackman, who plays Wolverine in “X-Men,” and Stephen Amell, known to “Arrow” fans as Oliver Queen — possess all these physical characteristics and more.

These images of men with perfect physiques, which have become more prevalent in movies, TV shows and advertisements in recent years, can negatively impact males’ body image, according to Dr. Will Courtenay, a leading men’s psychologist, researcher and author focusing on men’s issues.

They can also contribute to the perception of boys and men that their bodies are never satisfactory, said Bonnie Brennan, a certified eating disorder specialist and clinical director of the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program for the Eating Recovery Center based in Denver, Colorado.

Read more at http://national.deseretnews.com/article/1483/Extreme-body-image-in-media-impacts-males-too.html#Y9BF4FKFt0AaR1bt.99

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