How To Embrace Body Positivity ❤️
This Mental Health Awareness Week is focussed all around Body Positivity. New online surveys were conducted by the Mental Health Foundation with YouGov in March 2019 , showed that just over one third of adults said they have felt anxious (34%) or depressed (35%) because of their body image.
WHAT IS BODY POSITIVITY?
Body Positivity is a movement aimed to make people of all different shapes and sizes embrace and love their body. The idea is to disregard societies enforced ideas of what beauty is. One size does NOT fit all and everyone should love their body. Someone’s worth is not based on the way their body looks.
WHAT CAN I DO?
Individually being more aware of steps we can take for ourselves and others.
If your body image is a significant cause of stress, or if you’re being bullied about how your body looks, consider talking to a friend, a trusted adult or a health professional.
Spring-clean your apps on your smartphone.
Notice the people and accounts you’re following on social media and be mindful of how you feel about your own body and appearance when you look at them.
If you see an advert in a magazine, on television or online that you think presents an unhealthy body image as aspirational, you can complain to the Advertising Standards Authority.
At home, parents and carers can lead by example, by modelling positive behaviour around body image, eating healthily and staying active.
In our daily lives, we can all be more aware of the ways in which we speak about our own and other people’s bodies in casual conversations with friends and family.
Find the best way that works for you to stay active.
We’ve got this info from the Mental Health Foundation, so for more information on Body Positivity and help that you can receive click here.