The key to developing positive body image is learning to appreciate & accept who your are and what you've got. Love you. Love your body. And, treat it well, because -like it or not- your gonna be in it for life...
To help; Keep a list of 10 positive things about yourself that don’t involve your appearance. Refer to it often.
Think about everything that you could accomplish with the time and energy you spend focused on your body and your appearance. Start doing some of those more productive, more enjoyable activities. If you are concerned about being overweight, set a healthy target for your Body Mass Index based on expert recommendations, and don’t expect to get to your target any faster than one pound per week.
Create a list of people you admire — people who have contributed to your life, your community, or the world. Ask yourself whether you think appearance was important to their success/accomplishments.
Wear comfortable clothes that you like, that express your personal style, and that feel good to your body.
Eat when you are hungry. Rest when you are tired. Surround yourself with people who remind you of your inner strength and beauty.
As always – Enjoy Your Life!
John Aaron Villarreal
Bio: I am a Houston based, male massage therapist and wellness coach specializing in pain management and health programs for individuals over the age of forty. I laugh - a lot. I'm quirky but sincere. And, while I'm not a counselor, I do listen and I do care: Except for the times that I don't. That’s a joke - Did I mention that I like to laugh? Anyway, visit my website, call or email me and let's get together to talk about you, and the many ways to live life better!
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The content and information on this site is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease.
Please consult your physician prior to starting any exercise, diet or wellness program.
Source: National Eating Disorders Association, www.NationalEatingDisorders.org