Girls face a lot of pressure to look a certain way – from peers, the media or even family members.

And when girls participate in sport, the pressure can even be amplified, leading them to think that their bodies need to be a certain size and shape if they are to excel in their chosen sport. A recent Brown University study found that 16 to 72 percent of female athletes experience disordered eating, compared with five to ten percent of the general population.

What is disordered eating? What are the danger signs?

BodySense aims to help female athletes understand the issues and the risks, and provides tools to help you build self-esteem and develop positive body image.