'Normal bodies' deserve to be a part of the #bodypositive movement too

01 March 2020 - 00:02 By Alice Hall

Almost everyone can relate to logging on to Instagram and feeling disheartened at the number of toned-looking influencers. In fact, a 2019 survey conducted by the Mental Health Foundation found that one in five adults (22%) said images on social media caused them to worry about their body image. Over a third (35%) said they had felt depressed because of their body image.

While the body positive movement is working hard to combat these stereotypes, there's a growing feeling among social-media users that normal-sized bodies — that fall somewhere between "gym-honed" and "curvy" — are being left out of the conversation...

This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Registered on the BusinessLIVE, Business Day or Financial Mail websites? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.