Basic Facts about the Media’s Influence in Our lives

  • 5,000 advertising messages a day
  • 60% of Caucasian middle school girls read at least one fashion magazine regularly
  • Women’s magazines had 10.5 times more advertisements and articles promoting weight loss than men’s magazines
  • 74% cited to become more attractive as a reason to start exercising
  • Average adolescent watches 3-4 hours of TV per day
  • 1 of every 3.8 commercials send some sort of “attractiveness message”
  • 5,260 “attractiveness messages” per year