Anxiety about body image issues can affect people at any age.
However, the boom of social media and smartphones significantly impacts teenagers and children, putting them under a lot of pressure undermining their mental health.
Body image worries have been out there for a long. But with the increase of technology, kids and very young adults tend to compare with celebrities, 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 challenging to make teenagers acknowledge this.
Playing sports, eating on time, and avoiding junk food are all good habits. However, if they become obsessed, it can lead to mental health problems such as anorexia, bulimia, bigorexia, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.