Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Get your Mojo Back!

I came across a great new website called BodiMojo, and I thought it would be fun to share it with you. Created by researchers at Northeastern University, BodiMojo is a website aimed at improving teens’ body images.

Think back to when you were a wee teen (or maybe you are one right now). What was your general consensus on your body? If your reply is, “I’ve always had nothing but love and appreciation for my body,” then more power to you! But if you’re like millions upon millions of people in the world, it’s likely your answer was just the opposite.

That’s why researchers and study author Debra Franko, clinical psychologist at Northeastern, created BodiMojo. The site includes games, tools, a store, a personal page for each user, quizzes, news, etc. While the website is focused on teens, it appears to me that it could be effective for all ages!

BodiMojo hopes to reduce the risk of eating disorders, but it also includes great info on other risky stuff like sex & drugs, and as if I didn’t love it already, it also includes a whole lot of info on nutrition and fitness! And they even have a BodiMojo for your Mobile. Awesome.

When researchers evaluated the website, they found that it had a more profound effect on females than males. It’s predicted that this is because the website is largely focused on emotions, and some teenage boys may not be all that enthused about spending time talking about their feelings. But they are working on fixing this baby up so that it appeals to a wider population, and I think that deserves a round of applause [insert clapping here].

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