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What does it mean to be physically fit Does it mean you can throw a football like John Elway or hit a baseball like Sammy Sosa Does it mean you can run a mile in one hundred degree weather under twelve minutes or swim fifteen laps across a pool in one minute Is physical fitness being anorexic or being on steroids Thats what the media makes it look like The average female super model is up to fifty pounds underweight Sixty-two percent of football players take some form of muscle enhancing product Many girls worry about their physical appearance They want to look like the model in this add for Calvin Klein and other advertisements They think thats how everyone wants them to look Many will go to any length to get that way That often leads to serious eating disorders like anorexia Its crazy because even the models dont look like the adds Almost ninety-six percent of magazine and tv adds are touched up by computer to look perfect The effect advertising has on some peoples personal appearance is bad Even people that dont develop eating disorders still feel bad about themselves at one point or another because they dont look like the advertisements like society wants them to look The standard that the media shows has other negative effects besides eating disorders It can also lead to shame guilt stress depression and a lack of confidence Its not just girls that are shown in these ads Guys are shown that they should be muscular and well built They sometimes turn to steroids to get like that Some even develop eating disorders Guys also get a lack of confidence they just wont admit it Most advertising discourages acceptance of people that are different than you They show you people that look almost perfect and a lot of people judge you on how you look compared to the models on tv and in
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