Your body is much more than something for someone to lay their eyes on, it’s what keeps you alive. Don’t you think it’s time for you to better your relationship with it? These articles will help you maintain a healthy body image:Image via Park & Cube / Follow Park & Cube
How I Quit The Body Image Wars
“As women we’re told, ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.’ We see how thinness and western beauty standards form the basis of social currency. Our looks are constantly measured, scrutinized, and observed. Weight is positioned as the No. 1 Thing requiring every ounce of our collective attention and individual energy, and our bodies are often introduced as the most valuable piece of information we have to offer the world. I ran that race for a long time, as if a giant gold star awaited at the finish line, one that would offer me all the perfection and permission I desired.
Guess what happened when I had a ‘hot’ body or weighed the ‘right’ amount or looked ‘pretty,’ according to external expectations? Nothing. Nothing meaningful, that is.”
A Healthier Body Image
“No matter what our greatest pursuit is in life, our physical bodies are essential to accomplishing it. Whether I desire to be a good parent, a spiritual mentor, a world-traveler, a successful businessperson, or any combination of the above, my body is either an asset or liability.
This is an important change in our thinking. We do not care for our bodies simply for vanity’s sake or to fill a void within us. We care for our bodies so we can more effectively accomplish what we most want to accomplish with our lives.”
How Working Out Can Positively Affect Body Image
By Free People
“Body image is not a thing that can quickly be fixed. It is an ongoing, lifelong process. Though many things factor into achieving positive body image, one that I find particularly fascinating is the connection it has to exercise. By no means is working out the only solution to improving body image, it is, rather, one aspect to assist you in your journey.”