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The Link Between Exercise and Body Image
How we feel about our bodies determine how and if we exercise. Let becoming a healthier you be your motivation to move. Your body image will improve when it is not the main reason motivating your workouts.
8 Exercises to Improve Your Mood
When we are feeling down it is hard to have a great sense of self worth. Yet it so often happens that when we feel bad it just seems like the the day can go from bad to worse. Then you become more down on yourself and nothing goes well.
Acceptance and Self Worth
We often look outside of ourselves to determine if we are ok. Eating the so called right foods, judging our body weight as desirable or not are only two of the ways we may gauge our self worth. Knowing we are not perfect, but appreciating our unique qualities helps to answer the question, Am I ok?
Bad Photographs and How to Deal with Them
We all have that photo that makes us cringe. Should we use that as an excuse to beat ourselves up? Of course not. Here are some tips on what to do instead.
Be Grateful for the Body That You Have
Changing your negative thoughts to ones of gratitude can influence how you feel about your body. These few ideas about how to look at your body in a new way emphasize how wonderful our bodies are.
Be Your Child's Body Image Role Model
Your children look to you to learn about body image. Are you being a good role model? Here are some suggestions to becoming a better example for your family.
Be Yourself to Have a Better Body Image
Learning what makes you happy can lead to having a better body image. Stop trying to be the person you think others want you to be and become who you really are.
Better Self Talk
Changing how you talk to yourself, about yourself, is an important step in improving your body image. Learn to love all parts of your body by taking a realistic look at them.
Body Image and the Concept of Self
Our body image is based on our subjective concept of who we are. Past life experiences, input from friends and media can cloud this concept and leave us with a poor self image. Changing how we think and view ourselves is the first step in have a better body image.
Body Image and Wanting to Change
It can seem that wanting to change your body and having a positive sense of body image is hypocritical. That just isn't so. It all depends on your motivation for wanting to change. Check out these examples of both good and not so good reasons to make changes in your life.
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