There is a growing amount of evidence that body image dissatisfaction is high and on the increase and is associated with a number of damaging consequences for health and wellbeing. Body image dissatisfaction is seen to undermine self-confidence, contribute to depression, and lead to the onset of a range of physical, emotional and societal problems. Promoting positive body image is fundamental to addressing other social and public health problems facing young people.
Here are some ways in which you can boost your body confidence today :
- Exercise. Give that body the chance to do what it’s meant to do – to move and to feel alive. Just 10 minutes of good and challenging exercise will make you feel better in and about your body.
- Eat light and eat more fruits and vegetables. Overeating has never made anyone feel confident or happy.
- Be Vain. Don’t judge other for using make up, painting their nails or dressing in a way you might not like. Focus on you. Is this what you want to wear? Will a little make up make you feel more confident? Even if you don’t leave your house today. It’s about seeing yourself as someone who take care of herself and deserves it.
- Fix your posture. Posture makes the biggest difference in the way you see yourself and the way people see you. Like exercise it helps you connect with your body and actually stay clear and feel good.
- Hydrate. This simple habit will make you feel lighter, cleaner and like you have more energy. You’ll also have less cravings and your skin will be smoother.
- Name one thing you love about your body! Your body does a LOT of work, even when you’re sitting lazy on the couch. Give that body a little appreciation.
- Remember this. Your body is the only thing you have. You can lose your money, clothes, everything, but the one things that stays as long as you are here is your body. It’s a lifelong friend.
Research shows that you can change your body image without changing your appearance. Have you ever gone on a diet and lost weight, bought new clothes, got a new hairstyle or had cosmetic surgery and still not felt good about your looks? This suggests that it is your body image that needs fixing – not your body.
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