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 Jillian Michaels: 6 Week Six-Pack Abs Workout- Level 1 Why Pilates Is Good For Children How to Make Healthy Sesame Chicken | Asian Cooking Burn Off The Muffin, Man Is Casein The Best Protein Powder For Weight Loss? 60 Days Vegan Vegetarian Update@hodgetwins Paneer Butter Masala | Indian Vegetarian Recipes. VEGAN BODYBUILDING MEAL PREP | 180g PROTEIN French Poached Salmon – Healthy Cooking with Jack Harris & Charles Knight Why Mason Jars Are Going To Seriously Upgrade Your Meal Prep Lean carrot cake muffins Warming Winter Meals | Quick & Healthy Ratatouille Recipe Cinnamon, pear & date protein porridge recipe How to Cook Healthy Food – What you need to know to cook healthy food. QUICK UPDATE: Fitness Life Guide Simple Ways To Increase Your Vegetable Intake How to avoid dry skin How to Cook Vegetables : Preparing Green Beans for a Healthy Cooking Recipe Guide to Health | Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi | Health & Fitness, Medical, Self-Help | English | 1/2 How to cook CHICKEN PARMESAN—Healthy & Quick Recipe | Tony Horton Fitness Vegan & Vegetarian Grocery Haul | Pantry, Snacks, Frozen foods Utterly Butterly | 7 Nut Butter Recipes Dieting Supps | Should I Drink Protein Shakes Whilst Cutting? The Venus Factor System Download – The Venus Factor System Fitness Guide TASTE TESTING VEGAN FOOD! Secret of Longevity! Okinawa Centenarian Diet is Anti-Paleo-LowCarb Vegetarian-Not Island of Pork How To Improve Digestion | 5 Tips How to Make An Easy Vegetarian Vegetable Soup Stew 15 vegetarian protein rich foods for vegan bodybuilding | Hindi | Fitness Rockers Can you do Keto as a Vegetarian? Low Carb Ketogenic Diet Digestive Problems Gone After Vegetarian Diet Adopted Vegan Food I Ate in Portland, OR! THE Ultimate Office Fitness Guide Add Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.