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Release: Dec. 3, 1999

Health Iowa workshop focuses on body image

IOWA CITY, Iowa – An upcoming University of Iowa workshop will encourage participants to view their bodies in a more realistic way.

"A Sharper Image: Combating Body Dissatisfaction" will be presented from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 in the Miller Room (Room 259) of the Iowa Memorial Union. The workshop is part of "Health Iowa Presents..," the continuing series presented by Health Iowa, the educational branch of the UI Student Health Service.

The workshop, presented by Elizabeth Agresta of Health Iowa, is designed to analyze how perceptions of body image develop and how they are distorted. While it may seem that few people are satisfied with how they look, workshop participants will learn what influences their own body image and how this affects other areas of their lives. Participants will be shown practical ways of approaching their bodies that consider individual needs and values.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend UI-sponsored events. If you are a person who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please call Health Iowa at (319) 335-8388.