In today’s society, there has been a vast emergence of lifelong diseases which use the body as a host for their sustained existence of life. Therefore, it is the individual’s duty to make sure that his or her body gets sufficient nutrients and physical activity. Physical activity is any bodily movement that causes the body to use up stored energy. A proper diet promotes a healthy lifestyle. It should consist of grains, vegetables, fruits, dairies and meats. Unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise have a negative impact on a person’s self-esteem and general health; however, positively altering lifestyle practices will improve general health.

  An individual's self – esteem may be negatively influenced by his/her food intake and physical activities. The body’s outer appearance can become distorted and obese due to incorrect eating patterns and exercise routines. Some unhealthy manifestations may occur in the form of obesity, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge nervosa. Obesity is the accumulation of excess fat in the body.When someone becomes obese, uncomely bulges and flab’s start appearing on various parts of the body. These flab’s and bulges push the body out of its original shape and create an unsightly image. Individuals who are obese may in turn, possess very low self - esteem. This occurs because of the possibility of being ridiculed and scoffed at by the rest of the society not plagued with this unhealthy condition. Also, obesity can be manifested through binge nervosa which is a situation whereby persons over - eat in an attempt to suppress depression.

  In addition, one's physical appearance can be affected by anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is a condition where a person consumes a very small portion of food if any. This portion lacks nutritional value to the body as it is insufficient. Contrastingly, bulimia nervosa is characterized by overeating until uncomfortable, then as a...