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Stop Staring! Proposed Strategies to Reduce Students' Body-related Concerns in Physical Education
Patricia-Ann Crombie, Jennifer Brunet, & Catherine M. Sabiston
Abstract: Although physical activity may provide a means for adolescents to improve their physical appearance and subsequently lessen body-related concerns, the fear of being negatively evaluated by others can act as a barrier to physical activity. Moreover, environments where people are constantly looked at and evaluated—such as physical education class—may intensify the likelihood of experiencing body-related concerns. The purpose of this article is to provide physical educators with goals and specific strategies to decrease the potential for body-related concerns among students as a way to promote participation in physical education.