Body Image Quiz: Love Your Body!

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Body Image Quiz: Love Your Body!

Some people think that looking like a Barbie doll is what having a perfect body but in essence one should always feel comfortable about their body where as others consider themselves to be too fat or too thin but reality says otherwise. What do you know about body image and do you feel good about your body? Take this quiz on body image and learn more about your body!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Body Image?
    • A. 

      How you feel about your body

    • B. 

      How you feel others perceive you

    • C. 

      How you see or picture yourself

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
                                                  We all seem to focus on our weight and how that relates to our health, but what about your Body Mass Index (BMI) & Body Fat Percentage. Are these better indicators of health than weight? (Hint, visit http://www.johnriviello.com/bodyimage/ideal.html)
    • A. 

      No, weight has many implications for your health. It's just as, or even more important than the BMI and Body Fat Percentages.

    • B. 

      Body Fat Percentage is more important than your weight AND BMI.

    • C. 

      Yes - they tell you more about your health and fitness levels than weight, which just really tells you how you may look.

    • D. 

      Your Body Mass Index is the most important out of all three.

  • 3. 
                                                   The media's portrayal of "healthy", desirable bodies are unrealistic. But how unrealistic are they? The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by less than _% of females. (Hint, visit http://loveyourbody.nowfoundation.org/factsheet.htm)
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      10%

    • C. 

      8%

    • D. 

      15%

  • 4. 
                                                  There seems to be a focus on how the media affects women, but what about men? Do any of the following contribute to a lack of self-esteem and confidence for boys & men? (Hint, visit http://www.johnriviello.com/bodyimage/male.html)
    • A. 

      Action Figures

    • B. 

      Body Builders

    • C. 

      Male Models & Health Magazines

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
                                        We've heard of various fad diets, that are offered as sure fire ways to lose weight... but how often do they fail? Only between _ and _ percent of the time! This shows that the real focus of diet companies is in making money, not on helping people live healthier lives!
    • A. 

      85-90%

    • B. 

      60-70%

    • C. 

      90-95%

    • D. 

      80-85%

  • 6. 
    Myth or Fact: "Overweight” people die sooner than leaner people
    • A. 

      Many studies find that “overweight” people live at least as long as “normal” weight people.

    • B. 

      They have more health conditions that cause them to die earlier than leaner people.

  • 7. 
                                             _% of all women see at least one body part as being 50% larger than it really is (i.e.: they believe they have arms larger than they really are).
    • A. 

      35%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      30%

    • D. 

      40%

  • 8. 
                                               A 1998 study by the University of Minnesota found that boys as young as _ are taking illegal steroids to do better in sports.
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      11

  • 9. 
                                     Looking at fashion magazines for just __ minutes lowers the self-esteem of over 80% of women
    • A. 

      8 minutes

    • B. 

      15 minutes

    • C. 

      3 minutes

    • D. 

      20 minutes

  • 10. 
    About one million American men have tried _____ once; up to 6% have done it before the age of 18
    • A. 

      Dieting

    • B. 

      Binging/Throwing Up

    • C. 

      Steroids