Having a healthy relationship with your body is important. When you feel good about who you are, you’re more likely to take care of yourself. Here are some tips for cultivating a healthy body image and self-esteem.
Your body image is:
Many things can affect how you feel about your body, including:
Unfortunately, many companies—particularly those in the fashion, beauty, diet and fitness industries—make their money by convincing people that they aren’t good enough and need to buy their products to look better. These industries make a lot of money by targeting people’s insecurities about their looks, weight and size.
Now that you know what can affect your body image, how can you improve it? Having a better relationship with your body starts on the inside.
Next time you’re stuck in the comparison trap and feel like you don’t measure up to a celebrity, social media influencer or even a friend, ask yourself:
Here are some other ideas to improve your body image:
With some intentionality and practice, you can cultivate a healthier self-image. And when you feel good, you’ll have more fun and help make the world a better, brighter place.
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Centerstone Body Image webpage
National Eating Disorders Association
Dove Self-Esteem Project
Mental Health teen dating