are always after getting the “perfect body”
that they often see of their favourite film star or
the model on the cover page of a magazine. Every woman
wants to achieve the most perfect body and in their
attempt to look like their favourite film star they
end up either getting depressed or unsatisfied with
their body which leads to many complications. Studies
suggest that 30-40% of women are somewhat unhappy
with their appearance while another 45% may experience
anxiety or depression due to dissatisfaction with
women tend to overlook is that it’s the job
of these glam dolls and models to look ravishing and
sexy. But have you considered whether they are really
beautiful minus the layers of makeup that they put
on. Have you considered whether they are really healthy
or not. By getting depressed and punishing your body
because you are not satisfied with your appearance
you are actually buying the myth of perfection that
the fashion magazines sell. Here are ways to promote
a healthy self-image within yourself.
Be honest with yourself and practice self-acceptance.
Due to genetics and body types, all of us can't
be thin but we can all be healthy. Instead of
comparing yourself to a model on the cover of
a magazine, look in the mirror to find your own
standard of beauty. Ask yourself if you are feeding
your body nutritious foods and exercising regularly.
Love yourself, love your body. Instead of falling
into depression learn to feel good about yourself
and to take care of yourself. Pamper your body.
Treat yourself to a facial, a manicure, or a pedicure.
Indulge in a long, hot bubble bath. Wear a wonderful
Don't punish your body by playing mind games with
food. Food is not the enemy. Eat healthy but don't
obsess. Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
Learn the basics of exercise and nutrition and
set realistic goals. Be the star of your own fitness
program. Walk, run, bike, or do aerobics. Exercise
makes you feel good about your body. Your focus
should always be on your health. Indulge your
body in fun, feel-good activities often.
Dress up your self-esteem by taking care of your
appearance. Wear clothes that are flattering to
your figure no matter what size you wear. Stop
waiting until you lose a "little more weight"
before feeling good about yourself.