Anxiety about body image issues can affect people at any age.
However, the boom of social media and smartphones especially impact teenagers and children putting them under a lot of pressure that undermines their mental health.
Body image worries have been out there for long. But with the increase of technology, kids and very young adults tend to compare with celebrities, and not just with their classmates. Many of them end up in despair.
Although most images in the media and online are ideal models very far from reality, it is difficult to make teenagers acknowledge this.
Playing sports, eating in time and avoiding junk food are all good habits. However, if they turn into an obsession, it can lead to mental health problems such as anorexia, bulimia, bigorexia and Obsessive-Compulsive disorder.