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Body Image and the Exercising Female

Grogan, Sarah (2018) Body Image and the Exercising Female. In: The Exercising Female: Science and Its Application, 1st Edition. Routledge. ISBN 9780815391982

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Abstract

This chapter provides a summary of the current multidisciplinary evidence base for research on body image in the exercising female, including considering how to improve body image in women who engage in sport and exercise. The chapter summarises research on relevant cultural and subcultural pressures to be slender, provides a critical review of relevant literature on body image in the exercising female, and makes recommendations for promoting positive body image in women engaged in sport and exercise.

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