There are way too many negative body-image messages online. Fortunately, there are some positive messages online as well. I shared lots of body-image resources in my post called “Helping Mothers and Daughters Have Healthy Body Images.” Today, I want to celebrate some positive body-image messages found online.
1. Embrace your body.
In “This Woman Wants to Change How All of Us See Our Bodies,” Huff Post Women tells about Taryn Brumfitt’s message through her website and the documentary she wants to make. Brumfitt’s message is “Love your body as it is.”
2. Strong and healthy is better than skinny.
Jennifer Lawrence from the Hunger Games has done a great job of promoting her character Katniss as a strong and healthy role model for girls.
She talks body image in this BBC Newsnight Interview:
3. “Thinness should not be the goal. The goal should be health, strength, love, and confidence.”
Fitness experts have the difficulty of helping individuals accept themselves while working to change their bodies. When writing about “Ed Awareness on Social Media Sites,” Cassey Ho, the founder of the fitness site Blogilates.com has this message: “Thinness should not be the goal. The goal should be health, strength, love, and confidence.”
My daughter, Christina, from FitBodyFullLife.com and ChristinaChitwoodPerformance.com, takes a similar approach as a fitness expert in encouraging a healthy diet and fitness while focusing on “appreciating your inner beauty.”
Have you found a positive way to view your body image and/or help your children view theirs?
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