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Publication Date: 21 Feb 2019
Publisher: Sheldon Press
Page Count: 128
Author: Emma Woolf
ISBN-13: 9781847094773, 9781847094780

Wellbeing: Body confidence, health and happiness

By Emma Woolf
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Never have young women been more under siege from the modern world, with pressure to look, feel and be physically and mentally perfect. Many are struggling to live up to the role models dictated by social media, from eating right to forming proper relationships and wearing the right clothes, and increasing number of teenage girls and young women are experiencing anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems. This book explores how to keep resilient and buoyant in an imperfect, real life. It presents tools for coping with heartbreak and setbacks, for learning and working, and for hanging on to your self-worth and your mojo at all costs! Topics include:
What is mental wellbeing?
Anxiety, panic disorders, depression
Relationships and sex
Body image and self-esteem
Nutrition and diets
Exercise and a healthy body
How to fight your corner
If you need therapy, and other help
Crises and coping strategies

Renowned writer and broadcaster Emma Woolf says: ‘Facebook can be fun but it’s not reality. We know that social media creates intense pressure to portray the perfect lifestyle - your beautiful bikini-body, protein-packed smoothies after your pre-dawn workout, romantic dinner cooked by your boyfriend, stunning selfies with flawless make-up, yoga on the beach at sunset, and so on. For the majority of young women, living normal lives, this kind of filter-fabulous lifestyle is simply not achievable. This book shows how to break the cycle of compare-and-despair perpetuated by social media, and shows how it is possible to be thin enough, fit enough, and successful in what matters: family, relationships, study, careers, positivity and self-confidence, aspiration and achievement, helping others, staying mentally and physically well.’
About the Author
Emma Woolf is a writer, former columnist for The Times and Newsweek, and co-presenter on Channel 4's Supersize vs Superskinny.Having studied English at Oxford University, she worked in Psychology publishing before going freelance and now writes for a range of newspapers and magazines, and speaks in the UK and internationally. Emma is an arts critic on Radio 4’s Saturday Review,reviewer on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC London. Other media appearances include Newsnight, Woman's Hour and BBC Daily Politics.

Her first book, An Apple a Day: A Memoir of Love and Recovery from Anorexia has been translated around the world. Other non-fiction titles include The Ministry of Thin, Letting Go, Positively Primal and The A-Z of Eating Disorders.

Emma is the great-niece of Virginia Woolf, and recently published a novel, England's Lane.

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