“Yoga Helps You in Maintaining Balance in Life.”
How Girls Feel
98% of girls feel there is an immense pressure from external sources to look a certain way.
Girl Scouts did an online survey in 2010 with over 1,000 girls ages 13-17. 9 out of 10 girls felt pressure by fashion and media industries to be skinny.
Fashion & Comparison
Over 60% compared themselves to fashion models, and 46% used fashion magazines as a body image to strive for!
Georgia has the 24th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, and the 8th highest obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17.
Elementary school is where body esteem for girls and boys starts to diverge and remains different throughout the lifespan. By middle school, 40-70% of girls are dissatisfied with 2 or more parts of their body.
Girls are 3x more likely than boys to have a negative body image with their self esteem peaking at age 9.