Positive body image renovation by October 26, 2016 at 10:56 pm Health & Beauty 0 Comment Body image plays a huge role in our health and fitness, so positive body image is vital. Here are 7 tips to get you on your way to loving your body. 1. Focus on function & sensation Instead of fixating on the appearance of your body and others’, concentrate instead on what your body can do for you. When you think like that, you’ll find it’s pretty damn amazing! “Start focusing on your body as the vehicle of your experience rather than as a collection of surfaces to be appraised,” advises Cameron. “Switching to this perspective can come about through paying attention more often to sensations your body generates; how it feels to move, breathe, etc. Reflect on physical sensations your body enjoys and the activities it allows you to do, learning about the body and your body in particular, and remembering that your body is also that thing that generates thoughts and emotions, and appreciating all the subjective experiences it gives rise to.” 2. Quit the comparisons Seriously, just stop it! Paxton strongly encourages avoiding engaging in negative body talk and discouraging it in the people around you. Instead she suggests you learn to identify when you are making body comparisons and remind yourself that “this is not a positive thing to do. I am making comparisons that are bound to make me feel less happy”. 3. Re-evaluate your worth “When you value yourself as a person on the basis of your appearance, that puts you at risk,” warns Paxton. “If you can reconsider this and think ‘what is really important about me in my life, what do my friends think or my family think is important about me, and what do I value about what I do in my life?’, this can help people refocus away from appearance-related factors.” 4. Practise mindfulness “Mindfulness brings us back to the here and now,” says McMahon. “It helps us to step outside from surveillancing our body from the outside to existing in our body from the inside.” 5. Build self-compassion “Normalise the fact that most of us have parts of our bodies we don’t like – this is called normative discontent,” says McMahon. Recognising this will help us avoid “getting caught up in the unhelpful chitter chatter of our mind”. 6. Engage in regular physical activity that you enjoy Exercise for pleasure’s sake rather than weight loss, and reap the benefits of those ‘feelgood’ hormones. According to McMahon, an improved mood will have nothing but a positive effect on your body image. 7. Treat yourself kindly “Nurturing your body and engaging in regular self-care will have a flow-on effect to how you feel about your body,” McMahon adds. Source link Share This Post: Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Post navigation ‹ Previous Post Match Pint | The EffectsNext › VEGAN CALORIE DENSE FOOD #vegan Related Content Top stress management techniques Your very own DIY spa Beauty talk with health and fitness blogger Amy Lee Your guide to selecting the best Brazilian wax for you more news from the blog Trying Vegan Food! | What I Ate Wednesday Chapter 3: Vibration Training Beginners Guide – BH Fitness VIB Vibration Plate Organic Flour | The Possibilities Are Endless VEGAN FOOD HAUL! Church Holds Virginia Tech Classes On Healthy Cooking news reel package What To Eat To Conceive | Top Foods To Enhance Fertility Healthy Lunches | Chicken and Green Bean Egg Muffins ”Healthy Cooking” – Ep # CAULIFLOWER, CARROT 7 GREEN PEAS Part-3 (28 DEC 11) Health tv.mpg Mexicans Try Vegan Mexican Food ‘For the First Time’ Diet Hunger? 5 Ways To Prevent Feeling Hungry All The Time Beginner women’s fitness guide Healthy ‘Battered’ Chip-Shop Fish | Recipe By Ru Anderson FAD Diets Of Christmas | Quick Fix Diets Healthy Cooking – “STIR FRIED VEGETABLES” Part-1 (21 Nov 2011) Health TV ATT VARA VEGETARIAN/PESCETARIAN Holiday Gift Guide | Fitness & Beauty GIFT IDEAS! How To Get Shredded Abs | Myths & Tips P90X Fitness Guide: Week 10 7 of the best fitness social media accounts to follow now Cooking Healthier for Weight Loss: Oven FRIED Chicken (Under 400 calories) Steamed Chicken with Goji Berries [Nyonya Cooking] Fitness First Freestyle training guide Pull-Up Rack Pull-Up and Fitness Station with Exercise Guide VEGETARIAN TORTILLA LASAGNE RECIPE – SORTED THE BEST VEGAN MAC AND CHEESE RECIPE | OIL FREE & HEALTHY Bodyblade Total Results Fitness Program w/DVD, Chart & Guide on QVC THE COOKING WITH BOOZE CHALLENGE (VEGAN) | hot for food What Is Wheatgrass? | 4 Health Benefits Arm Workouts | When Should You Exercise Your Arms? TT`s Fitness Guide Ep 5 Ikke løft mere end du kan TheTerragan 7 explosive moves for your plyometric workout Heart Healthy Cooking Oil Spiced chickpea and kale-stuffed capsicums Add Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.