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Obsessed With Image (03:08)


Growing numbers of men are becoming obsessed with their appearance, as idealized images of the perfect male body are hyped by Hollywood and the media.

Exercise: How Much is \Too Much? (03:08)

Teenage males work out to attain bigger muscles, less flab, and perfect bodies. While physical fitness in moderation is healthy, in excess it can lead to exercise addiction.

Sports Supplements (05:21)

Men are going to extreme measures to look good, including using potentially dangerous sports supplements that may be phony.

Eating Disorders in Males (05:56)

Justin begins to diet in response to teasing and is eventually diagnosed with anorexia. Anorexia in teenagers is particularly damaging due to the growing body's need for nutrients.

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Body Image for Boys

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As the idealized male physique continues to be hyped in movies, on TV, in magazines, and on billboards, a rapidly growing number of men are becoming obsessed with appearance. Each year alone, they spend billions on gym memberships and home exercise equipment—and women are no longer alone in battling anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder. This topical program explores some of the issues facing young men today as they struggle to define themselves amidst the flood of media-generated images of male physical perfection. Experts including Divya Kakaiya, the visionary founder and clinical director of the Healthy Within treatment center; Leigh Cohn, co-author of the seminal Making Weight: Men’s Conflicts with Food, Weight, Shape, and Appearance; and UCLA Health System sports medicine physician Gary Green as well as a number of young patients grapple with problems such as steroid abuse, eating disorders, exercise addiction, and phony food supplements. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. A Cambridge Educational Production. (18 minutes)

Length: 19 minutes

Item#: BVL29939

ISBN: 978-0-7365-9381-6

Copyright date: ©2002

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

Top Ten DVD/Video 2003, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

FREDDIE Awards finalist

"Any young male would benefit from watching this tape."—Youth Today

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