Embrace body in all its forms for self care

Body dissatisfaction and eating challenges are on the rise, affecting every sector of our population, from our youth to our elderly, but with an alarming increase among teens, young adults and children of increasingly younger ages.

“We’ve reached a point in history where nearly every person is in some way affected by society’s heightened focus on beauty images, health and weight,” say Connie Sobczak and Elizabeth Scott, co-founders of The Body Positive.

We have the power to create the necessary cultural shift to save the next generation from negative body image as a root cause of many unhealthy behaviors with food and exercise.

You can learn to live peacefully and healthfully in your body by becoming competent in the five core skills of the Be Body Positive Model. The model teaches us to reclaim health, practice intuitive self-care, cultivate self-love, declare our own authentic beauty and build community.

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Ditch post-pandemic body talk

As pandemic restrictions ease, an alarming reality emerges. Instead of feeling only relief, many of us feel self-conscious about how our bodies have changed. Let’s resist the urge to apologize for our own bodies or comment on other bodies, remove weight-centric health messages in our community and ditch diet culture’s short-term “fixes” and instead, learn to trust our bodies.

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See more, be more than your body

Women internalize objectifying messages called self-objectification, but can transform the pain and shame of body image disruptions through “body image resilience” a term coined by body image researchers Dr. Lindsay Kite and Dr. Lexie Kite, to be more than body.

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Ditch the weight-based resolutions

What if you didn’t “diet” in 2021? And what if you actually became healthier? No scale necessary. Learn four health behaviors to try on to honor your body and yourself without restriction, elimination, guilt, shame or “shoulds.”

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Here's one Thanksgiving 'tradition' you can drop

What’s keeping us from enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Diet culture, disguised as wellness, and its simplistic, one-dimensional definition of health: that a thin body is ideal. This false and simplistic definition of “wellness” can lead to lifelong weight worry and make it difficult to feel good in our bodies - and enjoy a holiday meal - no “earning” or “burning” of food required.

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