Positive Vs. Negative Body Image
A negative or unhealthy body image can contribute to low self-esteem and affect the quality of your life. When your mental image or attitude about your body causes distress or interferes with your life, a body image life coach may be able to help explore and address these concerns.
Most people have experienced the desire to modify some aspect of their appearance like hair that is too curly, a nose that is too long, or a scar that does not fade. In many cases, these perceived imperfections do not create significant anxiety and have little impact on a person’s overall sense of self. Individuals who accept and love their bodies without dwelling on what they believe to be flaws can be said to have a generally positive or healthy body image.
What Is Body Image?
Body image involves two key elements: how you see your physical body (including size, shape, and appearance), and your attitude toward your physical self (such as thoughts, feelings and beliefs about your body). Body image may change gradually and can be influenced by a number of social factors, such as culture, the media, and interactions with family and friends. It also often adapts to reflect new information, people, and experiences.
You are Favored, & Highly Esteemed
Body positivity works against the view of the perfect body. It celebrates the human body in all shapes and forms. There are so many contributing factors to body shape and size, but one Father who sees beauty in all shapes and sizes.
Emilie Quisenberry is an AACC Life Coach that specializes in helping you move from a negative view to a positive view of yourself. She can guide you to freedom in the relationship you have with your body. Schedule your intake today!
The Health At Every Size® Principles are:
- Weight Inclusivity: Accept and respect the inherent diversity of body shapes and sizes and reject the idealizing or pathologizing of specific weights.
- Health Enhancement: Support health policies that improve and equalize access to information and services, and personal practices that improve human well-being, including attention to individual physical, economic, social, spiritual, emotional, and other needs.
- Respectful Care: Acknowledge our biases, and work to end weight discrimination, weight stigma, and weight bias. Provide information and services from an understanding that socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities impact weight stigma, and support environments that address these inequities.
- Eating for Well-being: Promote flexible, individualized eating based on hunger, satiety, nutritional needs, and pleasure, rather than any externally regulated eating plan focused on weight control.
- Life-Enhancing Movement: Support physical activities that allow people of all sizes, abilities, and interests to engage in enjoyable movement, to the degree that they choose.