Lesson 1 on Body Image

Class on Tuesday & Wednesday (Sept 17 & 18): To begin our understanding of body image we discussed factors that determine the health weight range for an individual. The Body Mass Index is a measure that takes three of these factors into consideration. Two student volunteers checked their BMI using a Teen BMI Calculator on the CDC website. We then discussed the three somatotypes: mesomorph, endomorph, and ectomorph (see Body Types – Male and Body Types – Female). However, our weight/shape and how we perceive or see our weight or shape to be can be very different. We then discussed Key Definitions relating to body image. Ms Lockwood also shared a list of Wellness Unit Vocabulary words and definitions. We ended this segment of the lesson by watching a music video by the Operation Beautiful campaign. The balance of the class was spent working on the self reflection projects.

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