Tag Archives: body image

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No More Body Shaming: 5 Ways to Love Yourself and Others

Do you ever look in the mirror and focus on the parts of your body you hate? Or flip through the pages of a magazine and judge celebrities who look like they’ve let themselves go? If so, you’ve taken part…

Mental Health

Another reason to love what you see in the mirror

Over the years, women have struggled with body image—constantly trying to achieve the ideal shape that’s in vogue in that moment. But what women don’t realize is how fickle society is. What was considered beautiful in the 1960s was not…

Mental Health

What is your opinion of the new “healthy” Barbie doll?

When I heard the news that the original “perfect” Barbie doll was being redesigned to resemble a doll with a typical and normal appearance, my first thought was, “Finally!  Thank goodness!” I still can’t forget the thoughts that filled my…

Fitness

 

How cover girl Kate Upton inspires us to live healthy

It’s no secret that the 20 year-old model Kate Upton is beautiful.  She adorns the cover of Sports Illustrated again this year.  We all are pretty proud of this young lady knowing that Kate was born here in Southwest Michigan; yes,…

Fitness

Does “Size-12 Stella” help spread message of body acceptance?

Watching 18-year old Stella Boonshoft explain the reasons why she took a photo of herself in her underwear and then posted that image online was a bit emotional for me because her comments hit a very familiar nerve.   I give…

Battles with the Mirror: Making the Switch from the Psychological to the Physical

Malnutrition refers to a condition in which the body is chronically deficient in the nutrients that are essential for proper health and development. It may be long or short-lived, and can affect people of all ages. Hunger, over a long…

Fitness