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Reality TV and social media IS bad for body image – educogym Canary reveal shocking UK stats

educogym Canary Wharf

Posted 5th August 2018.

Reality TV is everywhere, but how badly is it affecting viewers? educogym Canary Wharf discuss the latest survey results and what they mean.

Big Brother, Love Island, the only way is Essex, ex on the beach, all reality TV programs that are popular in the UK. A huge portion of the population are obsessed with watching the lives of these characters unfold and following them on social media. Orlstyne Wilson an educogym Canary Wharf personal trainer goes into some detail “The fame brought to the cast members of these shows brings a lot of unseen pressure to look a certain way, to lose weight, to change their bodies, their faces, their hair and more, and sadly this pressure then flows down to their fans and followers. The idea of ‘perfection’, to become the Kim Kardashians of the world, the unrealistic body images that these ‘celebrities’ promote to their fans is unfair for so many reasons, of course it isn’t every single person on TV, but there is a huge amount of celebs going under the knife and creating this as the only option to look a certain way to fans”

Why do so many celebrities feel pressure to go under the knife, and why does this affect their followers? “As Orlstyne said, there is an online pressure from every angle, from social media comments to paparazzi pictures, constantly having your face and body critised must be tough for even those with the thickest skin, and it sadly makes these celebrities feel the only way to avoid the online trolls is surgery” explained Godfrey Nurse, educogym Canary Wharf personal trainer. “After a surgery, they want to show off their new body or face, to show these ‘trolls’ what they look like now, but of course this affects their followers, seeing them look so amazing, makes fans want to get on board to be just like them” he continued.

A recent survey published results, showed that 35% of participants felt that shows like Love Island created the need to have surgery, and that figure rose to 55% in 18-34 year olds. “The younger generation have grown up surrounded by these ‘perfect’ bodies, and of course this means it has influenced them from an early age to think it is normal to have a breast augementation or lip fillers. On a show like Love Island, this year for example, at least 4 of the cast members seem to have had breast augmentations and a large percentage have no doubt had lip fillers, botox and more, people begin to look up to these cast members and so naturally want to follow in their surgery foot steps” explained Godfrey Nurse, educogym Canary Wharf personal trainer.
ITV were also criticised for advertisments on their online app, not the main show, during Love Island breaks. “They were advertising cosmetic surgery companies between Love Island ads, its just a little insensitive in my opinion, knowing how easily manipulated the younger generation are and how showing them all these slim, cosmetically enhanced ‘perfect’ women and throwing in a cosmetic surgery in the adverts, it makes cosmetic surgery look like an easy route, when we should be focusing on celebrating everyones bodies the way they are rather than changing them” stated Orlstyne Wilson, educogym Canary Wharf personal trainer.

Almost every aspect of your body can be transformed with exercise and good nutrition, educogym Canary Wharf is a personal training private studio that can fix almost everything. “6 months with us is cheaper than cosmetic surgery, we can practically give you a tummy tuck without the dangerous surgery, along with a better physique all over, it is sad that people take such drastic measures to look ‘good’ when the answer is so simple, cheaper, and no danger is involved – US!” confirmed Godfrey Nurse, educogym Canary Wharf personal trainer.

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