Everyone has seen advertisement where women are portrayed sexually and dangerously thin. This has become the stereotypical woman in the media. Is this a bad thing? Yes! Both men and women strive to duplicate the images they see in advertisements. Women use these stereotypical images to provide themselves with motivation when exercising. This is becoming a dangerous practice among women ages 12 – 25. Viewing these thin models and using them as a form of motivation can cause eating disorders, low self-esteem, and even depression in young women. In fact, 90% of people who have eating disorders are girls between the ages of 12 – 25 with anorexia and bulimia being the most┬áprevalent.

Why can’t we go back to the days when it was considered healthy to have a few extra pounds on you? There are plenty vintage ads that are trying to get women to gain weight by saying, “come on and enjoy life.” If the image in the media were to showcase women at a healthy weight, maybe the stereotype would change from dangerously thin to naturally beautiful.

People need to get motivated to become healthy the right way instead of using the media. A mobile app called GoalSponsors tries to do just that. GoalSponsors match you with an accountability buddy who not only motivates you, but guides you to be healthy while you achieve your personal goal. We also have several other techniques that provide healthy ways to motivate you into achieving your personal goal. It doesn’t promise that you’ll be a size zero by the end of the week, but instead gives you a realistic timeline of when you will achieve your goal depending on the pace you set. It’s alright to be aggressive with your pace if you want because your accountability buddy will make sure you are staying healthy. So get motivated the right way! I have been using this app for over 3 weeks now with great (and healthy) results. If you’re interested in learning more about the mobile app GoalSponsors, contact support@goalsponsors.com.