Here at 87% we’ve been chatting to all sorts of people about what in particular they like, or indeed love about their body. Self-esteem, particularly among the younger generation is low. In 2017, it was reported that 61% of 10-17 year old girls in the UK had low self-esteem… this is shocking!
When you hear the phrase ‘body image’ what is your natural reaction? Is it positive, negative or somewhere in between? A recent study we did sadly recorded that 50% of those who responded said they felt negative about the term ‘body image’. How as a society can we change this?
Body image is such a far reaching topic that has an entirely different meaning to everyone it impacts. That’s probably one of the reason’s why it has become the over arching topic of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. It’s quite a feat to change the mindset of an entire nation, but as we start to shift mindsets and understand that beauty, strength and all the other words connected to a ‘positive’ body image exists within all of us.
Friends of 87% got together to tell us what their favourite part of their body is and why, which is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
So, we want to know… What’s your favourite body part and why?