Week promotes positive body image

first_imgThis week, the Gender Issues Committee of student government is trying to promote conversation about body image and understanding through Love Your Body Week.“We have a lot of students here who are perfectionists,” Monica Daegele, director of the Gender Issues Committee, said. “Everyone is well-rounded and talented at a number of things. But with that kind of perfectionist mentality can sometimes come dangerous behaviors and obsessions. The point of Love Your Body Week is to bring into perspective this mentality that a lot of students have.”Daegele said the events planned for the week will emphasize that body image issues are relevant to both men and women.“Eating issues, body-image issues, they are not just a female problem. A lot of men struggle with them, as well,” Daegele said. “A lot of research done in the past 10 years has illustrated that there are so many undiscovered body image issues for men. I think people would be surprised at the number of men who feel uncomfortable with their body, who are trying to fix parts of their body.“In the past, the eating disorder fact sheets we’ve used have largely focused on women, and this year we have one for women and one for men.”Daegele said Love Your Body week will address the stereotype that men don’t have eating issues or body issues.“It’s really quite the opposite — I think one of the statistics is that 43 percent of teenage boys have said they feel uncomfortable with their bodies,” she said.Daegele said events for the week include free RecSports classes and presentations by the University Counseling Center and the Office of Alcohol and Drug Education. A talk Tuesday night will focus on how advertising portrays male and female bodies.On Wednesday, there will be a screening of the documentary “Happy,” which analyzes happiness in various parts of the world.“Essentially what it looks at is what really makes people happy,” Daegele said. “It does a great job of putting everything into perspective and allowing a greater message to be received.”Daegele said representatives from the University Counseling Center and Office of Alcohol and Drug Education will discuss disordered eating Thursday evening.“They’re going to make it very applicable to Notre Dame,” she said. ‘The title of the presentation is ‘Eliminate the F Word’ — ‘F’ being ‘fat.’ That’s a common theme that will also be present throughout the week, getting students to understand the negative effects it can have on everyone.”On Friday afternoon, there will be free massages in the Sorin Room of the LaFortune Student Center, Daegele said. RecSports will host a workshop Sunday that teaches women how to utilize weight rooms.“There’s a huge stereotype that women shouldn’t lift weights or build muscle,” Daegele said. “This will walk women through the different weights available and show how lifting weights is actually very good for you.”Daegele said the events of the week will take a holistic approach to body appreciation.“We want to show why our bodies are important to us and why taking care of our bodies is so important,” she said.Tags: Body Imagelast_img read more

FIFA 18 Team of the Group Stage cards announced

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo, Hazard & Neymar all feature in special FIFA 18 European Team of the Group Stage Stephen Darwin 00:38 12/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo Eden Hazard Neymar Getty/Goal Cristiano Ronaldo Eden Hazard Real Madrid PSG Chelsea Premier League Ligue 1 Primera División Neymar Gaming eSports Premier League stars including Harry Kane, Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones are also in following their impressive performances in the Champions League FIFA 18 Ultimate Team have released a special European Team of the Group Stage featuring upgraded cards for the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard and Neymar.The 23 upgraded players have been selected based on their form in the Champions League and Europa League group stages and will be available in Ultimate Team packs from 18:00 GMT on Friday.Premier League stars such as Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones, Daley Blind and Roberto Firmino are included, with Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane, who helped Tottenham finish top of Group H above Real Madrid, also picked. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The top performers of the Group Stage are here! The European Team of the Tournaments will be available in packs at 6PM GMT. #FUT #FIFA18 pic.twitter.com/zIELlxUOLi— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) December 8, 2017PSG, who scored an impressive 25 goals in their opening six matches of the Champions League, have representatives in the form Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Dani Alves, while Casemiro is the only other Madrid player selected, aside from Ronaldo.Marc-Andre ter Stegen is the only Barcelona representative despite the Catalans being unbeaten in the group phase and finishing above Juventus on 14 points.There is also Europa League representation with AC Milan duo Ricardo Rodriguez and Andre Silva included, while Diego Llorente, Sergio Canales, Emiliano Rigoni, Remo Freuler and Aleksandr Kokorin are also recognised.last_img read more